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Joseph Garrett Arredondo

According to a press release from the Nederland Police Department, officers arrested 26-year-old Nederland resident Joseph Garrett Arredondo on Wednesday, April 10, in relation to the homicide of his mother, 55-year-old Hollie Ann Arredondo, also of Nederland

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Apparently, love knows no age limit and gets sweeter the longer it ripens. Bishop Horace Hall Sr., 90, of Beaumont, and Pastor Winnie LeBlanc, a 75-year-old native of Wells, were married Saturday, April 6, at Kingdom Connection Church in Beaumont.
The two pastors were family friends for more than 30 years but became involved in January.
“The only way we knew each other before was through Christ,” LeBlanc said.
Hall is a widower and LeBlanc is a widow.
“He’s not a stranger,” LeBlanc said. “It’s just that we never had any reason to connect. I knew his family and even his deceased wife.”

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The Lamar University Jack Brooks Chair in Government and Public Service will focus on substance abuse when it hosts the 2013 Brooks Conference on Thursday, April 18.
Activities will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Lamar Institute of Technology Multi-Purpose Center, at Jimmy Simmons Boulevard and East Lavaca.
Dawn Mathis of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Houston will be the keynote speaker for a luncheon from noon to 1:15 p.m. Other guest speakers include Shane Howard, Jefferson County tax assessor-collector.

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CASA of Southeast Texas is gearing up for another year of advocacy for children suffering from a life of neglect and abuse.
With dwindling funding comes an increased need for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) and the money it takes to guide neglected children through the maze of Texas’ foster care system, especially since every neglected or abused child in Jefferson County is assigned an advocate from CASA of Southeast Texas.

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According to a report from the Orange Police Department, 45-year-old Orange resident Dexter Sias was caught red-handed trying to steal a stereo from a vehicle parked at a business in the 400 block of Green Ave. in Orange at approximately 12:04 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10.

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