The News

The Texas Department of Public Safety is lowering the speed limit on Highway 12 in Orange County.

According to a news release from DPS, the speed limit along SH 12 will be lowered from 75 mph to 65 mph beginning Monday, Aug. 3, "as a result of a recent speed study." Drivers are urged to drive cautiously and adjust their habits to reflect the change.

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July 27, 2015, the Boy Scouts of America announced that its National Executive Board had voted to end its ban on openly gay troop leaders.

Chartered organizations will continue to select their adult leaders, however, and religious chartered organizations may continue to use religious beliefs as criteria for selecting adult leaders, including matters of sexuality, Boy Scouts of America said in a press release.

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Jose Stephen Gracia

A 45-year-old Galveston man has pleaded guilty to federal child exploitation charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales on July 27.

Jose Stephen Gracia pleaded guilty to production of child pornography before U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

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Police pursued two suspects and arrested one of them in response to a report of a burglary in progress at a convenience store in Orange on July 27, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Join the Orange County Emergency Services District #1 Explorers, Post #351, in front of Market Basket off Main Street in Vidor on Tuesday, July 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to help them raise funds for the student program. Explorers will be selling links or boudin with a bag of chips and a drink for only $5. Show up early before they run out!

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