The News

The National Transportation Safety Board released the final report of its investigation into the Jan. 23, 2010, collision of the tanker Eagle Otome and Dixie Vengeance towboat in the Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, drawing conclusions that brought a sharp rebuke from Duane Bennett, presiding officer of the Sabine Pilots Association.

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U.S. District Judge Ron Clark didn’t buy into the claims of racism and bias argued by defense attorney Dick DeGuerin that Calvin Walker of Walker’s Electric couldn’t receive a fair and impartial criminal trial in the Beaumont division of the Eastern District of Texas and ordered the case remain here rather than be transferred to Lufkin or to Houston.

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The Southeast Texas community is mourning the loss of a Lumberton man who died in the line of duty Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the age of 21.

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He’s devoted 34 years of his life to practicing law and working hard for his clients while maintaining a level of respect from his colleagues in the legal profession that is second to none.

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Despite falling behind 7-0, Lamar tied the score in the first quarter after Andre Bevil connected with Marcus Jackson for an 8-yard touchdown pass and Lamar found itself tied with the Northwestern State Demons heading into the second quarter.

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