The News

Every day in Southeast Texas, another child is thrust into the court system, though they’ve done nothing wrong. Some of the circumstances that bring the youth into that situation are neglect or abuse at the hands of those who are supposed to be loving guardians, but every case is different. What doesn’t seem to change is that all across the U.S., there aren’t enough volunteers to step in and help the children through the difficult process ahead of them. But organizations such as Advocates for Children Inc., a CASA Program, try to help as much as possible.

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One week after a deadly shooting left a 79-year-old Deweyville resident dead and three others injured, life is slowly getting back to normal at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

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People in Southeast Texas and across the country are out buying guns, and are doing so at a record clip.

While the reasons for the run on guns varies from person to person, there is one thing universal to gun buying that remains true – gun safety and making sure that each new gun owner knows exactly what they are getting into and most importantly, knows how to operate their newfound weapon of choice.

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The 1,280 days city of Orange firefighters spent moving from pillar to post without a fire station to call their own felt like years at times, but Orange Fire Chief David Frenzel said the wait was worth the heartache as he looked upon the city’s newest fire station with awe and appreciation. Tears welled in the veteran firefighter’s eyes as he stood in front of a crowd of about 100 guests and friends Friday, March 16, and officially opened Central Fire Station No. 1 for business.

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Though it wasn’t much of a winter, springtime is in the air and that means one thing — the YMBL South Texas State Fair at Ford Park.  

The opening ceremony starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, and now in its 69th year, the event is geared up for another outstanding 11 days filled with fun, food and entertainment.

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