Investigator Marcus McLellan, Sheriff Mitch Woods and Constable Bryan Werner

Two children are without their mother after police say their father shot her multiple times in the 15600 block of Heckaman Loop in Hamshire.

According to a press release, at approximately 10:44 a.m., a man advised police his next-door neighbor had just come to the front door and admitted to shooting his girlfriend.

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Kountze ISD may be looking at more legal wrangling over Bible verses on banners at school-sponsored sports games after the district appealed a ruling by a Hardin County judge allowing the banners.

The controversy started in September 2012 when a group of Kountze High School cheerleaders created run-through banners featuring Bible verses for Friday night football games, prompting the nonprofit Freedom From Religion Foundation to threaten legal action.

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Entergy Texas Inc. held its first annual Operation: Storm Ready, a hurricane preparedness event, at the Ford Park Exhibit Hall in Beaumont on Wednesday, May 29. The pre-season event was an effort to educate the public regarding emergency readiness and to show how Entergy is prepared for the worst.

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