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As the 84th Texas Legislature enters the final days of the session, attention is focused on hot button issues like the open carry of firearms.

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Javier Palacios

A civil injunction meant to discourage gang violence and criminal activity in the county has resulted in the conviction of a Sureños 13 gang member named in the suit, announced the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office on May 20. 

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The driver of a submerged vehicle found in the Pleasure Island Marina early Wednesday morning, May 20, was found wandering naked in a nearby neighborhood, according to the Port Arthur Police Department.

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alarm sign

It’s late at night. You’re tucked safely and snugly in your bed, as are your children, when you hear a window break. Panic takes hold as you detect the unmistakable sounds of an intruder in your home. In the rush to protect your family, you forget to grab your phone, so calling 911 is out of the question.

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Van’s Grocery on Avenue A (top), Shanghai Amusement and Lala Gift Shop

As five Beaumont businesses prepare to answer charges related to illegal gambling following an October 2014 raid, other local proprietors charged with violating a Beaumont ordinance are saying they had no idea the ordinance applied to them or, in some cases according to the city attorney’s office, that such an ordinance even existed at all. 

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