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Photo by Stephanie Adams/Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo’s baby sea lion has a name! The five-week-old male California sea lion has been named Max by two of the zoo’s donors. Jim and Beverly Postl won the honor of naming the pup at Zoo Ball, the zoo’s annual fundraising gala in April. The Postls are longtime Houston Zoo supporters, and Jim serves on the zoo’s board of directors.

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Laura Laverna Stuermer

Laura Laverna Stuermer, 80, died July 28, 2017, following an extended illness.

Born Laura Laverna Lambert, she was the daughter of the Walter and Velma Lambert of Nederland, both deceased. A 1954 graduate of Nederland High School, she obtained a degree in pharmacy from University of Houston.

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department graduated the 61st Texas game warden and state park police officer cadet class Aug. 1 at the Texas State Capitol. The class included 34 game wardens and seven state park police officers.

Following their seven month preparation at the TPWD Game Warden Training Center in Hamilton County, the newly-commissioned state peace officers were recognized during a special ceremony that included a keynote speaker, oath of office and commissioning by senior-level department staff and TPWD Executive Director Carter Smith.

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Pinehurst police are looking for a suspect wanted in an aggravated robbery that occurred at Carl’s Jr. restaurant located at 228 Strickland Drive on July 31 at 9:45 p.m., according to a release from Chief Fred Hanauer.

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Therese Shearer

Therese Shearer, 43, of Beaumont died peacefully in her sleep July 30, 2017.

Therese was born July 30, 1974, to Rebecca Lynn Rabb and Smiley Shearer. She attended St. Anne Catholic School, Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School and Central Senior High before attending Lamar Institute of Technology, where she studied instrumentation technology.

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