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A 56-year-old former Jefferson County, Texas schoolteacher who was found to possess "thousands" of illegal images of children has been sentenced to federal prison for child exploitation violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston Oct. 25.

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A 19-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been sentenced for federal wildlife violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston.

Trey Joseph Frederick pleaded guilty on May 23, 2016 to a violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and was sentenced to five years of federal probation today by U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn. As part of his probation, Frederick is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms, ammunition or any other dangerous weapon. He is also prohibited from hunting or fishing anywhere in the United States.

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Monday, Oct. 24, at approximately 7:20 a.m., Texas Department of Public Safety says troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on SH 63 about 9 miles East of Zavalla.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2011 Nissan SUV and a 2014 Peterbilt truck tractor semi-trailer were both traveling East on SH 63. The driver of the Nissan reportedly applied the vehicle brakes to avoid striking a deer and was struck from behind by the Peterbilt.

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George Hirasaki

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) recently honored George Hirasaki with the SPE Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal at SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held 26 through 28 September in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Hirasaki is A. J.

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This summer, Home Instead Senior Care launched its Missing Senior Network, a free online tool now available in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin counties.

The service, available at www.missingseniornetwork.com, sends both e-mail and text message alerts to the community, including friends, family and local businesses, when a senior is reported missing.

“Nationwide, we’ve had about 1,600 people sign up,” said Alexis Abel, account supervisor for Home Instead Inc.

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