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An official with the Port Arthur Fire Department said that at least four fire trucks, Port Arthur Police units, ambulances and a helicopter were on the scene at the KMTEX Chemical Plant where an explosion has injured three to four people, one of them with a concussion and several fractures.

The plant is located at 2400 S. Gulfway.

The official said the concussion victim will be flown to Hermann Baptist Hospital in Houston while its expected the other injured persons will be sent to local hospitals.

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It took the threat of a lawsuit alleging violations of the Texas Education Code and the Texas Elections Code before Beaumont Independent School District would move forward with properly drawing names for ballot placement after several BISD Board of Trustees candidates claimed the original draw – done at the office of the district’s legal counsel Tanner Hunt and Melody Chappell – was invalid and improper.

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When Holden Gothia was a 5-week-old infant, he suffered a tragedy that would go on to affect him for the rest of his life. In early 2007, the newborn was brutally mutilated at the hands of his mother, Katherine Nadal – a woman who had a history of drug abuse and also tested positive for methadone and cocaine the day after the incident.

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Officers from the Orange Police Department Narcotics Division, the Pinehurst Police Department and the Orange County Pct. 2 Constable’s Office executed a search warrant at 2309 Riverside Dr. in Orange, only to be met with gunfire, according to reports from the OPD.

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HOUSTON—Cruz Michael Hernandez has been sentenced to 78 months in federal prison without parole to be followed by a life term of supervised release, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today.

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  TYLER, Texas – A 52-year-old Gary, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Mary Kelly Maxwell pleaded guilty on Oct. 1, 2010 to possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.

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TYLER, Texas – A 49-year-old Overton, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. 

Jack London Ramsey pleaded guilty on Nov. 2, 2010, to possession of pseudoephedrine and was sentenced to 58 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.

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Beaumont Police Chief Frank Coffin announced today that he will retire his post effective Sept. 30.  Coffin, who has been a member of the city’s police force for nearly four decades, has been its chief since 2006. 

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UPDATE: On Friday after the Jefferson County Sheriff's office released a report of the arrest of Timothy R. Verdon the Sheriff's office stated they would have a press conference on Monday the 28th of March at a time to be announced Monday.

The department has now stated they will not hold a press conference but released a probable cause affidavit.  Click here to view affidavit

 

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"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." --William Shakespeare

 

Sometimes finding your way out of a social slump or a creative dry spell can be somewhat of a daunting task.  Other times, it’s a walk in the park.

On Saturday, March 26, the Orange Convention and Visitor’s Bureau invites everyone to join them for a most lovely day of outdoor art appreciation—the 9th annual Art in the Park.

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