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It took roughly a dozen years, but David and Sue James finally had their day in court to seek recovery for damage caused to their home in 2005’s Hurricane Rita.

Parties selected a jury from a pool of 60 on Tuesday, Feb. 22, in Jefferson County Judge Justin Sanderson’s 60th District Court and proceeded to commence a trial that lasted longer than a week to hear.

In the end, the plaintiffs won – mostly.

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The Legacy Christian Academy girls basketball team

The Legacy Christian Academy girls basketball team won the TAPPS 3A state basketball championship last weekend by defeating Midland Christian 64-49 on March 4 in Abilene.

McDonald’s All-American and Baylor signee Alexa Morris scored 35 points to help the Lady Warriors claim the title and finish 34-2 on the season.

The TAPPS 3A All Tournament team included junior Taja Shipp and sophomores Ashari Morris and Allura Wilkes.

Silsbee

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested Robert Odean Fry, 54, of Brownwood, yesterday on three counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony. Fry could face up to 10 years in prison per charge if convicted.

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Billie Louise Miller

Billie Louise (West) Miller, 87, passed from her earthly life in the early morning hours on March 1, 2017, surrounded by family at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Louise was born Oct. 5, 1929 in Houston to loving parents William Wesley and Emily West. Her parents and her older sister, Vera Hortense Parrish, preceded her in death.

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TEA Deputy Commissioner of Governance A.J. Crabill takes questions.

“It’s not what you think it is,” Region 5 Education Service Center Director Dr. Danny Lovett told a group of about a dozen attendees sitting in on Saturday training designed to educate anyone who may be interested in what it will take to be part of the Beaumont Independent School District’s new Board of Managers. 

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