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Does anybody just sell gas anymore? It doesn’t seem so. And it’s understandable, with the industry so competitive, prices so volatile and profit margins so narrow. So now your Exxon station is also a Subway, and your Shell is also a McDonald’s. But you can go to McDonald’s or Subway anywhere. But where can you get good barbecue while gassing up? Lots of places, maybe, but one comes to mind right off: J&R Market at the Valero station in Sour Lake.

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A 24-year-old Mexico native was sentenced to prison in Jefferson County Feb. 29 for the murder of 25-year-old Port Arthur resident Denzel Washington. Jose Julio Esquivel was sentenced to 40 years for Washington’s murder, 20 years for a separate aggravated assault and 20 years for burglary of a habitation to run concurrently.

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Jefferson County Sheriff Democratic candidate Zena Stephens surveys the damage

Jefferson County Sheriff Democratic candidate Zena Stephens said she is thankful no one was hurt when a white man in a white SUV yelling racial slurs took aim at her campaign headquarters Monday evening, Feb. 29.

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Royce Earl Davis Jr.

The confessed murderer of 50-year-old Crosby resident Kimberly Oates Grant pleaded guilty in Jefferson County Feb. 29, the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office announced. 

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Artist’s concept of QueSST X-plane design

The return of supersonic passenger air travel is one step closer to reality with NASA’s award of a contract for the preliminary design of a “low boom” flight demonstration aircraft. This is the first in a series of ‘X-planes’ in NASA’s New Aviation Horizons initiative, introduced in the agency’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced the award at an event Monday, Feb. 29, at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.

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