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Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School art students recently participated in the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Art Contest and received several ribbons and a medal for their efforts, LCM CISD Community Relations Coordinator Sherry Combs said in a release on Jan. 27.

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Governor Greg Abbott listed banning sanctuary cities and strengthening border security in the State of Texas as top legislative priorities in his State of the State address on Jan. 31. Border security advocates were quick to offer praise for the Governor’s call to action:

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Chad Hogan

According to information from the office of Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas Brit Featherston, a former Groves apartment manager was sentenced to 22 months in prison on Jan. 31 for her role in a scheme to defraud HUD of roughly $400,000. The same day, former Orange County Sheriff’s Office detective and spokesperson Chad Hogan was also sentenced to serve one year and one day for his role in the same plot to defraud the federal housing agency.

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It's Trash-Off time once again! The 22nd annual Community Trash-Off is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City of Orange Boat Ramp, located on Simmons Drive in Orange, Texas. This year's Community Trash-Off is presented by INVISTA and hosted by Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in collaboration with the City of Orange.

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On Jan. 31 at approximately 3:00 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a possible plane crash near Jack Brooks Regional Airport, TxDPS PIO Stephanie Davis reported.

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