Spectrum outage draws long lines

UPDATED: New information includes Spectrum spokesperson Brian Anderson's claims that revealing the number of affected customers is "proprietary," as well as clarifying information to denote the fact that the company's decision to no longer serve its customers with analog programming (instead of strictly digital, which requires fee-based equipment) was solely under Spectrum's purview.

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Tamora Foster Villenez

Tamora Angel Foster, 39, of Nederland, was found guilty by a jury of her peers for the offense of continuous sexual abuse of young child and ultimately sentenced to serve five decades in a Texas prison, Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Monday, March 12.

The jury found Foster guilty on March 9 and assessed her punishment at 50 years confinement in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Foster was formally sentenced by Judge Raquel West of the 252nd District Court.

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Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham announced that a 25-year prison sentence has been handed down for 28-year-old Artavias Cole related to a 2016 crime he committed alongside a 12-year-old family member.

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A Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) deputy discovered more than 100 bottles of testosterone and over 300 grams of Xanax during a traffic stop March 10, reports Deputy Marcus McLellan.

According to a news release from JCSO, Deputy Brigitte Hazleton responded to a reckless driver reported to be speeding and tailgating other vehicles on Interstate 10 close to 8 p.m. on March 10. She soon caught up with the suspect vehicle and stopped the driver at mile marker 845.

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Southeast Texas businessman Tahir Javed lost the Democratic primary race for U.S. Representative for District 29 in Texas to Sylvia R. Garcia, who handily won the primary race to be on the ballot in November.

Javed received 3,817 votes to Garcia’s 11,659.

Feb. 15, The Examiner exposed Javed’s troubled past, which included a stint on five-year felony probation for a 1992 theft and admonishments for peddling carcinogens to minors.

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