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The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both state and federal waters will open 30 minutes after sunset Friday, July 15. The opening date is based on an evaluation of the biological, social and economic information to maximize the benefits to the industry and the public.

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News release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation:

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More than two years after an expected date of completion, the troubled Concord Road widening project in Beaumont is still ongoing and still sparking complaints from small business owners with storefronts facing the road. Their businesses, they say, have been hurt by the construction and its repeated delays.

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Underweight, perpetually chained up and left with dirty water and no shelter – that’s how city of Beaumont Animal Services officers described the state of more than a dozens dogs rescued from a North End residence July 29.

The dogs’ owner, Joyce Hockless, said that she loved the animals and tried to care for them to the best of her ability.

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You’re in class or at your office toiling away quietly when a loud noise shatters the silence. It sounds like a loud crack or bang, a report. Then, you hear another, and another and another. You suddenly realize it’s gunfire. Now what?

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