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The Jefferson County Go Texan Committee will host a golf tournament Sept. 13 at the Idylwild Golf Club at in Sour Lake.  The shotgun start at 8 a.m. will be a four-man scramble with prizes for closest to the hole and hole-in-one.  The Jefferson County Go Texan organization devotes its efforts annually to helping area youths. Through their association and participation with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, area youths are granted scholarships each year.

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Photo by James Gathany/CDC

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) confirmed the state’s first human case of chikungunya, a viral disease that can cause fever and severe joint pain and is spread to people by mosquitoes.

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Kip McFarlin

A former Port Arthur Memorial High School coach indicted in July 2012 on charges on sexual misconduct with a student pleaded guilty July 7 and was sentenced July 8 in Jefferson County, Assistant Criminal District Attorney Ramon Rodriguez confirmed.

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The Examiner has obtained an exclusive interview with one of the neighbors responsible for detaining the accused perpetrator in a fatal shooting in Orange County that occurred July 7.

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photo by Brandi Haskett

Hundreds of children explored the Jefferson County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 9, as a part of “Know Your County Courthouse,” an event organized by local nonprofit Save Our Children (S.O.C) to give the area’s youth a chance to encounter the sights and sounds of the court in a controlled environment.

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