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Standing next to her budding winter garden of lettuce, collards, turnips and banana peppers, Ethel August pointed to the blue tarp on her roof and lamented.

“The roof is leaking real bad in the kitchen,” said August, whose home on Forrest Street still bears a sun-worn blue tarp more than four years after Hurricane Ike damaged her roof in September 2008.

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Julia Rhoton Andrews and Randy Peddy

UPDATE: Signed statement from shooter details altercation that led to a Vidor man's death.

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Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick welcomed courthouse staff, county commissioners and the community to the annual Christmas tree lighting in the lobby of the new courthouse addition in Beaumont at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 26. Branick thanked the Ozen High School choir for providing music for the festive event.

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IEA graph showing the trajectory of US oil production

Despite persistent misinformation from industry advocates that the Obama administration was working to curtail the production of oil in the United States in favor of green energy sources, it turns out that false notion widely circulated before the election is untrue.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its World Energy Outlook and, according to the IEA, the United States is on track to become the No. 1 oil producer in the world by 2020.

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