The News

Tasmanian devil at the San Diego Zoo (top) and the habitat in Southwest Tasmania

Following nine years of research into the genetics of the Tasmanian devil, the University of Sydney veterinary faculty has found new genetic diversity for the species after genotyping fecal samples taken in the UNESCO World Heritage site in southwest Tasmania.

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Honor and remember the veterans who have fought and died for our freedom with Forest Lawn Funeral Home on May 30.

The funeral home is hosting its annual Memorial Day Observance Service on Monday at 4955 Pine St. in Beaumont, the corner of Lucas and Pine. The service will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel.  

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The ribbon-cutting for Austin’s Chop Shop Off-Road was held on Saturday, May 21, at the business’s new location in Vidor. Owners Austin Jackson, James Rogers, and Hans Franklin welcomed a large crowd to the ceremony celebrating the grand opening of their new facility. According to Jackson, the Chop Shop is the place to go for all your off-roading needs.

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Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Sarah Dupre announced May 24 that crews have begun this year’s sealcoat operations around the area. Drivers should expect to see one-lane, two-way traffic operated by flaggers. Work will take place during daylight hours. See below for this week’s schedule.

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A Pinehurst police officer shot and killed a pit bull dog after the animal reportedly charged him aggressively while the officer was responding to a call May 23, Pinehurst Police Department Chief Fred R. Hanauer reported.

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