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Artist’s rendering of a hypersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator technology

NASA is giving university and college students an opportunity to be part of the agency’s journey to Mars with the Breakthrough, Innovative, and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge.

The program seeks innovative ideas for generating lift using inflatable spacecraft heat shields or hypersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator (HIAD) technology.

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On September 26, 2015, at 10:28 p.m., Vidor Police Department officers were dispatched to the 200 block of S. Main Street in reference to a hit and run incident involving a bicyclist. The victim, who has yet to be named, was transported to Baptist hospital with non life threatening injuries.

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Shane Johns, Robert Sepulvado, Kristi Charrier, Nikki Jones and Johnny Trahan

Local foster children had some summer fun recently thanks to a donation from the Kiwanis Club of Orange. The group donated $550 to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for a summer celebration that included waterslides, a bounce house, and food. Kiwanians were also on hand to help cook hot dogs and links and serve refreshments.

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The driver of a truck pulling a boat lost control of his haul resulting in a two-vehicle accident in Jasper County at about 7 p.m. on Sept. 27, reports Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Stephanie Davis.

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The grim procession of cases involving battered babies continued at the Jefferson County Courthouse this week.

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