Cody Johnson

Known as the “Alligator Capital of Texas,” Anahuac will host the annual Texas Gator Fest from Friday, Sept. 11 – Sunday, Sept. 13, on the grounds of the historic Fort Anahuac Park (1704 S. Main St). It’s airboats, alligators, carnival rides, vendors, Cajun food and good music. Tickets are $15 (ages 12 and older) each day while seniors (65 and older) and children (5 and under) pay $5. Festival hours are 6:15 p.m.

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Tracy Byrd

Texas Country Music Hall of Fame artist Tracy Byrd will perform at Isle of Capri in Lake Charles on Friday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $15-$25 and can be purchased online at isleofcapricasinos.com. Born in Vidor, Byrd has nine studio albums, more than 30 songs charted with a slew of No.

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A Vidor Police Department Street Crimes narcotics investigation in the 1200 block of Fourth St. led to the arrest of four people the night of Sunday, Sept 11, according to the department.

Officers entered with the homeowner’s consent and discovered synthetic marijuana, a water pipe, marijuana roaches, pipes and a homemade smoking bong.

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This week the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announced that sulfur dioxide emissions are lower, according to data from the downtown Beaumont monitoring station, and now meet regulatory standards.

Sulfur dioxide emissions in Beaumont are now down by 76 percent, lowering from 3,454 tons per year in 2005 to 828 tons per year in 2014, according to the report.

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Randall Walker

Monday, Sept. 12, Randall Errol Walker, 42, pleaded guilty in a Jefferson County court on allegations of impersonating a public servant, according to a statement from the district attorney. In exchange for his guilty plea, Walker received 10 years in prison. He had previously been convicted of similar charges in 2007 and 2011.

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