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An apparent dispute turned fatal early Saturday morning leaving one man dead and another young man staring at a lengthy prison sentence.

Port Arthur police arrested 23-year-old Joshua Thomas of Port Arthur and he's facing a first degree murder charge. He's sitting in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility with a $750,000 bond. The shooting took place at 1048 12 St, where the victim, Michael Walker, 48, was living with his girlfriend, who owns the home. Walker, who hailed from Georgia, was believed to be in the area working at one of the refineries.

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Judge Mickey Shuffield ruled Thursday afternoon that the Beaumont Independent School District violated state law regarding bid procedures involving West Brook High School field house, as well as, in the bidding for construction of the new auditorium being built on the campus and has halted the progress on the field house.

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Judge Mickey Shuffield ruled Thursday afternoon that the Beaumont Independent School District violated state law regarding bid procedures involving West Brook High School field house, as well as, in the bidding for construction of the new auditorium being constructed on the campus and has halted the progress on the field house. The judge ruled that BISD would be required to present information at a permanent injunction hearing.

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John Ochoa stands by his actions after he shot at a vehicle in the early morning hours of July 23rd when a car sped off as he and another off-duty peace officer attempted to question the people inside the vehicle.

“I did what I felt at that point was necessary,” Ochoa, 39, said.

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A fatality wreck that occurred in the early morning hours of Aug. 3 on Interstate 10 in Rose City was cleared allowing traffic to move freely by 8:20 a.m.

According to reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety, a woman was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of the freeway when she caused the collision.

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