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Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School cheerleaders and mascots went to Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) camp, June 6 through June 9, at Texas A&M University, LCM-CISD spokesperson Sherry Combs said in a release.

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Sunday, July 23, around 1:30 a.m., Beaumont emergency services responded to a rail car leaking methyl chloride at the Union Pacific rail yard at 550 Lindbergh in Beaumont, Beaumont Fire Captain Brad Penisson said. HAZMAT crews responded and did determine a small leak was present. The HAZMAT crew corrected the leak by tightening a bolt on the rail car. No evacuations were performed or needed. No injuries came of the incident.

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On Wednesday July 26, at 7 a.m., the grade crossing at Cedar Street between 4th Street and Avenue C in downtown Beaumont will be closed to all traffic.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced July 26 that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested Roberto Cruz-Lara, 57, of Waco, on one count of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony. Cruz-Lara could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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In an effort to expand recreational opportunities in the national preserve and provide unique experiences for all, effective October 2017, Big Thicket National Preserve will open a new waterfowl hunting area and permit the use of air rifles for squirrel hunting.

Squirrel hunting has been a popular activity in the preserve for many years. In accordance with Texas regulations, only squirrel (fox squirrel, cat/grey squirrel) may be taken with air rifles.

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