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A 36-year-old Mt. Vernon, Texas man, Charles Maull II, has been sentenced to prison for federal tax violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. 

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Maull, pleaded guilty on Feb. 21 to six counts of willfully aiding in the preparation and filing of a false income tax return and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.  Maull was also ordered to pay restitution of $674,730.68 to the Internal Revenue Service. 



SH 87 has since been reopened.

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A multi-vehicle crash occurred on SH 87 in Orange County near the Sabine River Authority offices the morning of Tuesday, June 19. 

Star of David

Sunday, June 17, 2018, Marilyn R. Berman Pollans of Bal Harbour, Florida, died. She was 82.

Born on May 14, 1936, she was the beloved wife of Albert Pollans and of the late Stanford W. Berman, devoted mother of Scott (Robyn) Berman, Marcy Berman and Brian (Marcia) Berman; beloved sister of the late Sandra Novick and Irene Levin; cherished grandmother of Hunter (Stephanie) Berman, Skyler Berman, Jacob (Genna) Berman, Rachel Berman and Danielle Berman.

Image from MODIS instrument on NASA Aqua satellite showing phytoplankton

A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this August. The team’s mission for NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) is to study the life and death of the small organisms that play a critical role in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and in the ocean’s carbon cycle.

Photo by Stephanie Adams/Houston Zoo

The sweetest little Father’s Day present is here! Less than a year after Houston welcomed Asian elephant calf Joy, a new kid is on the block. June 17 at 2:38 a.m., 35-year-old Asian elephant Tess gave birth to a 345-pound female without complication, and the calf began learning how to nurse within the first few hours. The calf has been named Tilly by the team members who have dedicated their lives to the care, well-being, and conservation of these incredible animals.