The News

EL PASO, Texas—The need for speed can grip the interest of a driver from the first time he sits behind the steering wheel of a vehicle, but finding a safe place to fill this need is often difficult.

The staff at the El Paso Motorplex understand these difficulties all too well, and on top of offering safe and International Hot Rod Association certified drag racing, they also reach out to service members by offering discounted rates to all attendees and racers with a military ID.

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Police say a young child drowned while swimming in a Beaumont hotel pool.

According to a BPD press release, first responders were called to the Super 8 Motel at  2850 I-10 East about 5:36 p.m. to find family members administering CPR to a four-year-old who had stopped breathing. 

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Orange Police arrested Iqdal Ibrahim Patel (inset)

Orange Police arrested 54-year-old Iqdal Ibrahim Patel for possession of a controlled substance Friday, July 19. According to and OPD press release, the arrest came after a lengthy investigation into complaints of drug activity at the Econo Lodge hotel at 2900 Interstate 10 in Orange where Patel was the manager.

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Hawksbill Sea Turtle Confiscated in Oklahoma (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

AUSTIN – Scores of illegal wildlife traffickers face federal and state charges for selling protected species online last summer. The cases result from a coordinated undercover law enforcement operation conducted simultaneously by Texas game wardens, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, other states and federal agencies, and three Asian countries.

Operation Wild Web, a coordinated effort between the USFWS and the other participating agencies, resulted in more than 150 arrests involving federal wildlife crimes.

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The United Christian Care Center at 293 Wilson Street in Vidor is giving away school supplies for qualifying children going to VISD schools in the upcoming year. Supplies for children from Pre-K through 6th grades will be distributed from 9 a.m. until Noon from Aug. 6 through Aug. 8.

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