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One month after announcing a violent crime reduction operation in Houston, Texas to combat the alarming rise in violent crime and gang-related activity in Harris County, Governor Greg Abbott announced May 22 that in the last four weeks, more than 450 arrests have already been made, his office said in a release.

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Following an op-ed over the weekend in the San Antonio Express-News by Governor Greg Abbott, Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. Eddie Guerra and McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez that discussed Senate Bill 4 (the sanctuary city ban), 23 more law enforcement officials from south Texas today lent their name in support of the op-ed, the governor's office announced in a release.

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On Saturday, May 20, at about 10:30 p.m., Beaumont Police officers responded to Parkdale Mall, located at 6155 Eastex Freeway, in reference to a robbery in progress, Officer Carol Riley said in a release.

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As part of the Beaumont Library system's summer reading program this year, the Elmo Willard Library announced their activity schedule in a release. All activities are free and open to the public.

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Juanda Bryant has written a book to help children with a parent who has been deployed deal with the absence of a parent and will be holding a book signing, City of Beaumont spokesperson Rosanna Mojica said in a release.

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