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Stark Museum of Art

Beginning Wednesday, July 19, all visitors will be admitted to Stark Museum of Art and Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center free of charge.

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Thomas A. Boudreaux

Thomas A. Boudreaux died July 12, 2017.

He was a member of Sabine Tabernacle for 87 years and leader of the Young Couples League for nearly 40 of them.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid bird watcher. The only thing he loved more than watching the Dallas Cowboys were his daily walks with his prized Labradoodle, Molly.

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Walter Nunez

Police in Orange arrested an apparently irate, intoxicated man July 15 on an enhanced family violence charge and retaliation charges, reportedly following an altercation between the suspect and his girlfriend that ended with injuries, his arrest and a threat to come back in three days to beat her again.

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Ronnie Wayne Jacobs (left) and Isaiah Onasso Jacobs

Port Arthur police officers were dispatched to 1300 Joe Louis Avenue early on July 20 in response to an automobile accident.

The wreck was reported outside. Officers responded and found a male black inside the vehicle. The lone occupant was found to be unresponsive and was transported to a local medical facility.

Upon arrival at the Louis Manor Apartments, officers found the driver unresponsive. The driver, Ronnie Wayne Jacobs, 34, was transported to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas where he was pronounced dead several hours later.

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Kountze Police Chief James Slaughter says it would be monstrous to steal rocks.

Local neighborhood hide-and-seek painted rock groups continue to blossom around Southeast Texas, but Kountze Police Chief James Slaughter warns rock hunters not to steal landscaping rocks from local businesses.

"When you are searching for rocks to paint, please be aware that you do not need to go onto the property of local businesses and take your rocks without the owners' consent," Slaughter said in a statement. "These rocks are for landscaping purposes. You could face criminal charges and be given a criminal trespass warning."

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