With the arrival of spring, there’s pollen in the air, love all around and baby animals – puppies, kittens and bunnies (oh my!) – as far as the eye can see. Cute and cuddly, there’s few things more warm and fuzzy than a new pet, but far too often, these new batches of would-be best friends are not born to loving homes but rather end up in city shelters where they’re housed a few days before being killed and tossed in the trash.

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In a news release April 17, Pinehurst Police Chief Fred R. Hanauer III said, "Easter grass was not the only kind found on Easter Sunday in Pinehurst."

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Three Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School UIL Academic Teams, as well as several individual students, are headed to State competition, LCM CISD spokesperson Sherry Combs said in a release.

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UPDATE on 4/21/2017: The Port Arthur Fire Department continues to work with German Pellets Texas, LLC and Texas Pellets, Inc. (collectively GPTX) to extinguish the burn, the City of Port Arthur said in a statement.

The safest way to manage this type of smoldering is to contain it using the facility's suppression system until the wood pellets can be safely removed from the silo. GPTX is on site with experts assessing the situation, and anticipate that it could be several weeks or more before the incident is completely resolved.

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