A Silsbee man is behind bars in Hardin County after allegedly killing 39-year-old Marcus Elam, also of Silsbee.

Reginald Carvin Kyles is being held for shooting Elam after Silsbee police responded to a call at about 1:40 p.m. Monday, April 29 regarding a gunshot victim. Elam was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Kyles was arrested following the incident and, as of publication, is being held on a $750,000 bond.

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Orange County Parks is hosting public meetings on May 14 and 15 to gain valuable input from the community on possible improvements to several area parks.

The goal of the planning effort is to create an action plan for restoring and improving the parks of Orange County with the purpose of preserving and improving natural resources and wildlife habitats, as well as enhance recreational facilities and gathering places for park goers. 

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A wreck in Orange County shut down Interstate 10 after an 18-wheeler caught fire following the collision.

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Nearly one month after being convicted for conspiracy in the assault of her estranged husband, Jefferson County Judge Raquel West  signed an order allowing Kelly Daws to face a jury for a second time.

The Motion for New Trial submitted on April 25 alleges Daws' trial attorney, Glen Crocker, committed "ineffective assistance of counsel" by failing to ensure accomplice-witness instructions were submitted to the jury. 

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Port Arthur Independent School District's Memorial High School was evacuated Friday, April 26, after contractors working on the property struck a utility line causing the school to fill with gas.

Administrators quickly called for an evacuation of the building's 2,000 students and contacted parents. PAISD Superintendent Dr. Mark Porterie said protocols regarding the evacuation were adhered to by students and staff, resulting in a quick and effective clearance of the property.

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