The News

Seastrunk (left) along with Michael Byerly and Xavier Clark

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshals and the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) arrested a local man in connection with the robberies and shootings of four Jasper County residents, reports the sheriff’s office.

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Three schools received checks for $1,000 on Feb. 26, funds that will help with field trip expenses for students, courtesy of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Association (JCSA) “Cops Helping Kids” program.

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Weather was an issue last week, with snow falling in every state except Hawaii and Florida. A sharp increase in black bear attacks had Floridians on the alert. Closer to home, hundreds of local citizens battled rain and dense fog to travel to Austin for the biannual Golden Triangle Days at the state capital where they talked, listened and even made a little merry with lawmakers, government officials and their respective staffs.

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Shannon Wickline, Charlie Hayward, Charlie Daniels, Pat McDonald, Bruce Brown an

The 1963 country classic was by George Hamilton IV makes it appropriate that Abilene, Texas, is the site of the Outlaws and Legends Music Festival. The fifth-annual edition of that country music extravaganza will be March 27-28 at the Back Porch of Texas, an outdoor music venue conveniently located off I-20 and Highway 277.

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Lamar State College-Port Arthur public information coordinator Gerry Dickert sol

On a whim, a little piece of Port Arthur, Texas, made its way to Las Vegas this past spring. Now, people across America know about the connection between Janis Joplin and the Museum of the Gulf Coast.

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