The News

The family of a Winnie man who lost his life as the result of a kayaking accident in August are making an effort to help prevent future tragedies with a recent donation to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) for the purchase of life-saving water equipment. 

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Friday, Oct. 21, around 6:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a three-vehicle crash on US 96 in Jasper county.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a possible attempt at voter fraud following their receipt of information from the County Clerk's office that an individual requested an election ballot for a deceased person, reports Deputy Marcus McLellan.

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In order to make it even easier for tipsters to anonymously provide Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas information about fugitives, crimes and potential crimes, Crime Stoppers is now offering an app for mobile phones. 

"There are three ways people can provide tips now," Crime Stoppers Chair Larry Crumpton said. "We're rolling out a new app that people can download on their phones, which keeps their anonymity completely intact and still allows them to collect a reward."

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Brenda Garison and sister Glenda Blackwell

Abused and traumatized, scared and embarrassed — Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Brenda Garison’s patients come to her at their worst of times. But as funding sources are few and far between and private donors gravitate more toward less uncomfortable topics of concern, Child Abuse and Forensic Services (CAFS) is also going through its own challenges.

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