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DPS released a statement informing that I-10 westbound from FM 365 to Hamshire Rd. will be down to one lane of traffic nightly starting tonight and ending Thursday, Aug. 30 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for crews to place concrete barrier and work on striping. Expect possible delays.     

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office released a statement asking for help in identifying two suspects who robbed a convenience store in IH10. On Saturday, Aug. 11, at 9:21 p.m., the Stuckeys Travel Center, formerly known as Bar H, at19498 IH10 was robbed at gunpoint. 

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Dacqure Holmes was sentenced to 30 years in prison, for two counts of aggravated robbery, which was announced by District Attorney Bob Wortham Monday, Aug. 27. 

According to a press release from the District Attorney’s Office of Jefferson County, on March 20, 2017, Holmes held a 14-year-old at shotgun point at a bus stop in Port Arthur. Holmes stole money from the juvenile and forced him to remove all of his clothing. 

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Samantha Swanson, a 45-year-old Orange woman, tragically succumbed to her injuries after a car crash resulted in her sustaining severe injuries the night of Monday, Aug. 27. 

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Abel and Monica Sanchez

Kona Ice, a mobile shaved ice truck that serves customers at events as well as on route throughout the week, is now coming to west Beaumont. This shaved ice franchise comes to Southeast Texas thanks to local residents Monica and Abel Sanchez. 

Kona Ice features 10 flavors in their self-serve interactive dispenser, as as well as more than 20 additional flavors. The shaved ice truck brand is known to host events that give percentages of proceeds to philanthropic causes, which the couple plans to continue. 

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