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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced July 26 that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested Roberto Cruz-Lara, 57, of Waco, on one count of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony. Cruz-Lara could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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In an effort to expand recreational opportunities in the national preserve and provide unique experiences for all, effective October 2017, Big Thicket National Preserve will open a new waterfowl hunting area and permit the use of air rifles for squirrel hunting.

Squirrel hunting has been a popular activity in the preserve for many years. In accordance with Texas regulations, only squirrel (fox squirrel, cat/grey squirrel) may be taken with air rifles.

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News release from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

BEAUMONT - A Houston father and son were each sentenced to federal prison for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.

Rolando Delarosa, Sr., 43, and Rolando Delarosa, Jr., 22, both pleaded guilty on Feb. 27, 2017, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and were sentenced to  120 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.

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For 28 years, Jim Clark has greeted Lutcher Theater patrons in the lobby as they gathered to experience performing arts events together. April 15, Clark presented the national tour of “Once” as his finale at the Lutcher and exited to begin retirement.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office needs the public's assistance in trying to identify a fraud suspect caught on tape.

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