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News release from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

A 34-year-old Lumberton, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child exploitation violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston Sept. 29.

George Patrick Ashy pleaded guilty on June 27 to two counts of production of child pornography and was sentenced to a total of 420 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.  


UPDATE: McCarter was located around 2:04 p.m. and is now receiving medical treatment, Officer Haley Morrow said.

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On Sept. 28, shortly after 5:30 a.m., Beaumont Fire-Rescue units responded to a reported structure fire at 2165 Potts Street. When firefighters arrived, they found a dwelling heavily involved by fire.


The Press Club of Southeast Texas invites members and students of all disciplines to the Dishman Art Museum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 12 for a free media mixer. The museum is located on the Lamar University Campus at 1030 East Lavaca St.

Meet members of the media from various outlets and learn more about radio, print and broadcast journalism from experienced professionals. Find out what happens behind-the-scenes from producers, camera operators and others who bring the news to homes all over Southeast Texas.


Every home in Rose City except two sustained damage during the catastrophic flooding that Hurricane Harvey brought to Southeast Texas, and, while other cities begin the rebuilding process, the small town is still literally trying to pick up the pieces and sift through the rubble they once called home.

Mayor Bonnie Stephenson said her city and its residents are in dire need of assistance.

“The city was devastated,” Stephenson said, “but, we’re coming back. These people have lost everything, and they need help.”