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BEAUMONT, Texas –  A 40-year-old Honduran man has been indicted for federal firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

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TEXARKANA, TEXAS MAN GUILTY OF VETERANS FRAUD

TEXARKANA, Texas – A 31-year-old Texarkana, Texas man has pleaded guilty to Veterans Affairs fraud in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Tiawa Charles Braxton pleaded guilty to theft of public money today before U.S. District Judge David J. Folsom.

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Choices and the consequences for those choices – good or bad – leap to our minds from media accounts, and the experience of friends and family. If we make a right choice and obey God’s Word, we are likely to enjoy the outcome. If we continue to make poor choices, then we will not find ourselves very happy. It is a pretty simple formula, but many never get it in their entire lifetime. They keep on making poor choices and keep on paying the consequences.

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“Rhapsody in LU” will honor the fine arts at Lamar University on Saturday, March 19, when Lamar’s Friends of the Arts present the 37th Le Grand Bal, a gala evening of art, fine dining, dancing and entertainment. Le Grand Bal is the major annual fundraiser for the College of Fine Arts and Communication.  

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As springtime finally comes around in Southeast Texas, residents look forward to celebrating the return of warmer weather the best way possible – at the YMBL South Texas State Fair.

The opening ceremony of the largest fair in the area starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, and now in its 68th year, the event is geared up for another outstanding 12 days filled with fun, food and entertainment.

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Known as the world’s only living Houdini, Aron Houdini will be in Beaumont on March 17 to perform an escape stunt outside at the Crockett Street Entertainment Complex at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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UPDATED: 8:35 PM

The Lamar State dream season was bounced back into reality Tuesday evening and its championship aspirations were dashed after the Seahawks offense was held in check virtually all night in a 70-52 loss to the Monroe Mustangs.

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested 26-year-old Amanda Jean Lewis, of Orange, for the November 2010 deaths of Cristin, 12, and Katie Grubbs, 11, on Monday, March 14. 

According to the Department of Public Safety, Lewis' blood alcohol level was over the legal limit at the time of the accident, when she crossed into oncoming traffic on Highway 105 in Vidor, crashing into the vehicle of Grant Grubbs, of which to sisters were passengers. The girls died at the scene and their father suffered broken ribs.

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With the second annual Exygon and Baptist Hospitals Gusher Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5K Run taking place Saturday, March 12, access to streets in the area of the marathon may be limited.

The downtown exit will be closed from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a number of streets will also be blocked off to allow for runners to safely participate. Martin Luther King will be blocked off between Jim Gilligan Way/Floriday Avenue to College Street. Access to downtown will be difficult and may require patrons to the downtown area to park and walk a few blocks to their destination.

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UPDATE MARCH 15: According to information from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, on Monday, March 14, at about 9:45 p.m. JCSO was notified that prison escapee David Puckett had been arrested by Omaha Police Department in Nebraska.

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