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Judge Kent Walston builds a playhouse for CASA in his workshop.

“Every child needs a hero, but abused children need a superhero,” said Christy Heisner, resource development coordinator for CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Texas, Inc.

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Kristin Paris and Rockline Kennedy (inset)

Rockline George Kennedy, 65, pleaded guilty this week to intoxication manslaughter in the death of Kristin Paris, 18, on Jan. 26, 2015. He was intoxicated when he drove his pickup the wrong way down Interstate 10 near Ford Park.

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Joshua Jerrod Thomas

An appeal has been denied in the 2014 murder conviction for which Joshua Jerrod Thomas, 27, of Port Arthur is now serving a 60-year sentence.

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Solid Rock Community Church second annual Labor Day picnic

Solid Rock Community Church hosted its second annual Labor Day community picnic on Monday, Sept. 7, offering guests free food, fun, parting gifts and entertainment at the downtown Beaumont Civic Center. Doors opened at 10 a.m., with more than 1,000 meals served shortly thereafter before multiple musical acts took to the stage.

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Sears and Martin

Two Vidor men were arrested for possession of marijuana and burglary of a habitation in Vidor on Sept. 4, the Vidor Police Department reports. One of the arrestees told officers he was just "trying to do the right thing" and "clean up the yard next to my house," but police did not buy his dubious defense, and took both suspects into custody.

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