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The Beaumont Public Health Department has received confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services of the first case of travel associated Zika in a Beaumont resident.

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Police in Orange arrested a local man for public intoxication after responding to a call reporting someone standing in the middle of John Street with no shirt on Aug. 15, reports the Orange Police Department. 

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Two pools of mosquitoes on Beaumont's north end tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The first pool was collected on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at Carnegie Avenue and Tyler Street. A second pool was collected at Cable Avenue near I-10, reports Kevin Sexton, director of Jefferson County Mosquito Control District. They have been confirmed positive by the Texas Department of Health in Austin.

"This is not unexpected with the hot and dry weather we had for the last month. Because of the recent heavy rains throughout the area it is probably less of a threat now," Sexton said.

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Phoenix the Komodo dragon at 2 years old (Stephanie Adams/Houston Zoo)

Phoenix the Komodo dragon is only two years old, but he’s already making a big impact on the Houston Zoo. As the world’s largest lizard, this five-pound Komodo dragon could one day reach up to 170 pounds, but right now the little guy is all about getting bigger.

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A Fred man is recovering from broken bones after being extricated from his vehicle following a two-vehicle crash in Tyler Count on Aug. 11, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports. 

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