The News

A Vidor resident was killed after being struck by a semi as he was attempting to cross westbound lanes of traffic at about 10 p.m. on April 3, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Stephanie Davis stated in a news release. 

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Several members of a Woodville Independent Scholl District track team were injured as the result of a rollover accident on March 31, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Stephanie Davis reported in a news release. Most were treated and released from area medical facilities with minor injuries, but three students suffering more serious injuries had to remain hospitalized following the accident. 

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Keith Richard

With 490 votes cast for a turnout of 4.65 percent of the 10,548 registered voters in Port Arthur’s District 4, Keith McCurry Richard received 303 votes, or 62.73 percent, to win the City of Port Arthur Special Election on April 2. Richard will finish the unexpired term of Stephen Mosely, who resigned from city council to run for a county commissioner’s seat.

Alicia Gayle Marshall received 180 votes, or 37.27 percent.

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Devi, a one-year-old hippo calf at the San Diego Zoo, opens wide.

The river hippopotamus habitat was the hip place to be April 2 at the San Diego Zoo. The zoo hosted a party for its 100th birthday and also celebrated the first birthday of its hippo calf, Devi, who was born March 23, 2015.

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11th Street activity

“It’s still out there,” Officer Joe Ornelas of the Beaumont Police Department said of prostitution and drug solicitation along what is known in Beaumont as the 11

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