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Curtis Glaze (left) and Joshua Glaze

After two days of testimony in Judge Steven Thomas’ 356th District Court, the second suspect in the Hardin County murder of Lamar freshman Brian Drake was convicted Tuesday, Feb. 4, and sentenced to life in prison.

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Judge John Paul Davis

Feb. 10, Judge John Paul Davis, one of Jefferson County’s longest-running public servants, passed away at his home.

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Police say Boyett's Camaro was traveling at well over 100 mph.

UPDATE: Dawn Sterling, the mother of sisters Connely Renee Burns and Courtney Ray Sterling — who died in a Lumberton auto accident Feb. 3 — was severely injured in the crash but survived.

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Jamie Smith (right)

Few Southeast Texans probably think of the name Jamie Smith while driving on the streets and through the neighborhoods of South Beaumont and noticing the improvements in the area, but the Ward IV city councilman has worked hard to improve his ward by cleaning up neighborhoods and setting up empowerment zones to attract new businesses among other accomplishments.

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One man is incarcerated and a youth is dead after a malicious act of violence, police report.

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