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U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Manda M. Emery

UPDATE: The Bolivar ferry resumed 24/7 operations as of 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 26. Ferry operators asked that passengers remain in their vehicles during transit as there is still oil in the water.

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Efforts to contain and recover oil spilled after a collision that occurred Saturday, March 22, 2014, in the Houston Ship Channel continue with an aggressive deployment of all available response resources, the Coast Guard said in a press release Sunday.

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Gathering to congratulate Summer Diamond

The Beaumont Foundation has announced the winners of the Reaud Excellence in Education Awards as part of its ongoing commitment to support education. The foundation created the awards to celebrate and recognize superior contributions of teachers whose leadership and dedication inspire a spirit of learning.

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Orange County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 22-year-old Orange resident after the man fled when an officer attempted to stop him for a traffic violation on Thursday, March 20.

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photo courtesy of YMBL

This year’s South Texas State Fair, scheduled for Thurs­day, March 27 – Sunday, April 6, at Ford Park will give South­east Texans an opportunity to get out of the house after an unusually long, cold winter and enjoy some of the best food, games, rides and entertainment offered in the state.

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5999 Delaware location (photo by Kevin King)

CommunityBank of Texas announced Monday, March 17, that its holding company, CBFH Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MC Bancshares Inc., the holding company of Memorial City Bank, in an all cash transaction. The combined assets of the two independent and privately owned banks of roughly $2.8 billion make the combined company one of the largest privately held banks in Texas.

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Jaylan Rochard Williams (center) and Christopher Wayne Robin (inset)

Update: March 21, 2014

 

Christopher Robin has been found guilty by a jury during lunch on Friday, March 21. 

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3K of heroin

While methamphetamine, marijuana – synthetic or other­wise – and crack cocaine are drugs commonly seen in area police reports, another nasty nuisance, once practically nonexistent locally, is also becoming more prevalent.

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photo by Clay Thorp

UPDATE: A Port Arthur woman has been charged with hindering Joe Hawkins' ap

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Spears

Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two men following a traffic stop Wednesday, March 12, at about 11 p.m., according to a news release from Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson.

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Guest

A Groves man charged with fondling two underage children was re- arrested last week and will likely face a new charge of possession of child pornography.

David Lawrence Guest, 51, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Sept. 26, 2013 for indecency with a child and improper photography/visual recording, a second-degree felony and state jail felony, respectively.

According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Examiner, Guest’s trouble with the law began March 2013 when the daughter of a family friend made an outcry of sexual abuse to police.

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