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Bo Kelley

Bo Kelley, 53, has been sentenced to federal prison for wire fraud violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. attorney John M. Bales.

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Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA Inc. on Thursday reported operational problems at a sulfur recovery unit within its refinery in Port Arthur, Texas that led to excess gas emissions. The company, a unit of Total SA (TOT, FP.FR), said the unexpected disruption occurred Tuesday night. It didn't indicate whether fuel output at the 174,000 barrel-a-day refinery was impacted, but said the refinery is now operating normally. "Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc., addressed the issue by implementing procedures to minimize emissions and restarting the unit.

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The month of June is traditionally known for weddings, school vacations and the official start of summer. There’s much to celebrate, but there’s also something to prepare for: Monday, June 1, was the official start of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season.

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Southeast Texas is a fantastic place to soak up some summer fun under the sun while playing in the surf at Crystal Beach, paddling down Village Creek or splashing in any of the nearby water parks or pools. Water sports and activities abound throughout the area, so gear up in your swimsuit or Hawaiian shirt and shorts, put on your shades, slather yourself in suntan lotion and get ready to start your aquatic adventure.

Lake Sam Rayburn

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The 11th annual Bill Pickett Trailriders Zydeco Festival, Trail Ride and Rodeo is scheduled for Friday, June 12, – Sunday, June 14, at LaDay’s Arena at 7400 Boyt Road in Cheek, just minutes from Beaumont.

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