The News

Sheriff Keith Merritt (seated) and deputy sheriffs with the OCSO

The news at the Orange County Commissioners Court regular meeting was that there would be no changes for certificate pay to the Orange County’s Sheriff’s Office Employees Union — for now.

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60 percent of total alcohol-related traffic fatalities in Texas in 2016 involved young drivers between 17 and 34 years of age, TxDOT said in a release.

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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement March 30 following the passage of Senate Bill 28 - the Texas Port Expansion Act, by Senator Brandon Creighton, (R - Conroe). The bill passed with a unanimous vote.

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Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick

Ducks Unlimited announced the winners of the 2017 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards during the 82nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference held in Spokane, Wash., and this year’s recipient in the local/private citizen category is Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick.

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Felicia Adele Broussard

A Jefferson County Grand Jury indicted a Nederland woman on three counts of forgery for allegedly altering and cashing 17 checks from her former employer’s personal bank account, totaling more than $22,000, at a convenience store.

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