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Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas will hold a clay shoot on May 2 at the 1-In-100 Gun Club. 

Event organizers Effie Butts and Glenda Griffin say the event is open to the public for both experienced and novice shooters. Four-person teams will compete.

Breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks are included in the price of admission, which is $125 per individual shooter or $400 for a team of four. All proceeds benefit the children’s fund at Samaritan Counseling Center.

Sheriff Mitch Woods accepted the donation of photographs of previous sheriffs.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is getting a new piece of art with some great history courtesy of former Jefferson County Judge and Sheriff Carl Griffith. Thanks to a bit of luck and networking, Griffith recently acquired a rustic plaque that features the pictures of all the men who served as Jefferson County Sheriff from 1877-1947.

OPD Chief Lane Martin, Officer Michael Roush, Johnny Morris and Roderick Collins

“You ain’t taking me to jail, homeboy. I promise you that." This statement was made to an Orange Police Department patrol officer as he was arresting an “uncooperative” subject for a noise ordinance violation April 26 during.

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Municipal elections will be held in cities and towns throughout Southeast Texas on May 9, 2015. These elections are non-partisan, which is as it should be. There is no such thing as a Democratic water main or a Republican pothole.

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The Drug Impact Court in Jefferson County is in a redbrick annex across the street from the venerable old courthouse in downtown Beaumont.