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Political fallout continues from the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children dead, and the Texas Legislature is not immune. Sen. Tommy Williams, a Republican from The Woodlands whose district includes Jefferson County, leads a bipartisan trio of lawmakers who are proposing the creation of school district crime control districts, new taxing entities that can fund additional security measures or free up dollars for other expenditures.

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After a string of bank robberies in Southeast Texas, three in one week, police have arrested a man they say is responsible for at least two of the robberies.

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On Jan. 17, Altus Cancer Center unveiled a new 66-canvas mural displayed on the wall of the radiation treatment room at the facility in honor of the center’s first birthday.

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An Orange resident was the victim of a burglary Tuesday. Orange Police responded to a call regarding a burglary at 110 Schley Ave. on Jan. 23 at about 3:21 p.m. The victim reported his door had been kicked in sometime between 6 and 8 p.m. on Jan. 22. The man told police he was out and when he returned home he found his back door had been kicked in. Approximately $750 in property was missing from the residence, including a gold chain and a Sony Playstation 3.

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Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class John Cantu of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston, Texas, mans

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