The News

Thomas Lee Scott | Photo: The Office of the Texas Attorney General

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Jan. 31 that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested Thomas Lee Scott, 58, of Lorena, a town near Waco, on two counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison per charge.

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Detectives with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office have identified “mostly skeletal” remains found in Pinehurst woods in October 2017 as 22-year-old Nathaniel Allen Anderson, who was reported missing months earlier. Foul play is suspected.

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Cliffard Cole and Amber Haydon

The opioid epidemic sweeping the nation has claimed thousands of lives across the country, and peddlers of poisonous prescription pills and deadly drugs such as fentanyl continue to invade once safe communities, reaching tainted tentacles into suburban neighborhoods and small-town schools, spreading dependency and disease.

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Susan Lee Eads | Photo: Texas DPS

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1983 murder of Susan Lee Eads, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before next month’s featured case is announced.

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This February, The Art Studio, Inc. in downtown Beaumont is pleased to present the elaborate work of a talented local artist, Gina Marí Garcia.

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