photo by Robert Sloan

One thing is certain about boating – its unpredictable adventure on just about every trip out.

A Texas game warden got a call about a missing boat that was last seen on Lake Somerville. The boat’s occupants were already two hours late getting home. The wind was blowing over 30 miles an hour that day, and the waves were over 4 feet. The boaters got lucky. They were found. The high waves had caused the boat to take on water and sink, forcing the occupants to swim to shore. One of them was taken to the hospital for hypothermia, but they were otherwise OK.

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Deputies arrested a Vidor man May 25 after finding methamphetamine subsequent to a shooting that occurred at his residence on May 22, Detective Janois Strause of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Including an arrest made in January related to a separate drug bust, this is the second narcotics arrest involving methamphetamine at the same residence this year.

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Zena Stephens and Eddie Shannon

Of the 9,631 votes cast in the runoff election for Jefferson County Sheriff Democratic nominee, contender Zena Stephens was able to secure nearly 53 percent of the vote over competitor Joe “QB” Stevenson. Stephens will now face Republican candidate Ray Beck in the General Election in November.

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burglary suspects

“A person’s home is their sanctuary,” Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham said to an assembled group of media representatives gathered at the courthouse’s grand jury impaneling room Wednesday, May 25, underscoring his position that the burglary of someone’s home is a serious – and appalling – crime.

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Yei Daniels answers questions from the media.

It’s been over six years since Yei Daniels and her family were taken hostage and tortured in their own house by an intruder who stabbed and shot the home’s occupants, leaving her paralyzed, but she said she remembers the event as if it happened only yesterday.

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