The weather here in Southeast Texas has been rainy and a bit dreary for the past several days. Clouds overhead are gray and threatening, and we’ve had a good bit of rain. The inclement weather has kept folks from doing much of what they love. Getting fishing gear ready, travel trailers roadworthy, boats checked, lawns trimmed and manicured for spring viewing, some outside painting, and work in colorful flowerbeds has been put on hold.

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Q. I hope you can assist me with this problem. I purchased a car from a dealer that purchases vehicles from auctions for re-sale. The vehicle was purchased under a contract that said it was “as is” and did not come with a warranty. It has been two days since the date of purchase, and this vehicle now has major problems. What are my rights as a consumer wanting to return this vehicle and get a refund? Don’t I have three days to change my mind?

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Suspects Rogelio Garcia, Orlando Garcia, Darren Spikes and Kristofer Garcia

Four men are in custody in connection with the Jan. 19 murder of a 20-year-old Lamar student and a related kidnapping.

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Seastrunk (left) along with Michael Byerly and Xavier Clark

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshals and the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) arrested a local man in connection with the robberies and shootings of four Jasper County residents, reports the sheriff’s office.

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Three schools received checks for $1,000 on Feb. 26, funds that will help with field trip expenses for students, courtesy of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Association (JCSA) “Cops Helping Kids” program.

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