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Christopher Wade Ferrell | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

A Houston man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced Dec. 18.

Expedition 54 crew members launch to the ISS on Dec. 17, 2017.

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:21 a.m. Sunday (1:21 p.m. Baikonur time).


UPDATE: The Orange Police Department announced that a 13 year old runaway has been located and is safe. 

Akiyah Heaven Ward is now in the care of her family, Capt. W. K. Longlios said in a statement Dec. 15 at 11:19 p.m.

John Randall and Lance Billeaud

Sabine-Neches chiefs pick LIT adjunct as ‘Person of the Year’

Much to the surprise of a humble Lance Billeaud, the Lamar Institute of Technology Fire Academy’s Adjunct Instructor recently was awarded “Person of the Year” by the Sabine-Neches Chiefs’ Association (SNCA).

He was invited to the Bosses’ Night awards ceremony under the guise that the SNCA would instead be honoring his co-worker, Regional Fire Academy Coordinator John Randall.


The "Christmas Wave" of the Port Arthur Police Department/TxDOT S.T.E.P Program will commence on Friday, Dec.