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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) authorized more than $27.7 million in flood mitigation assistance grants, including $4,108,561 for elevation projects in Bevil Oaks. That’s more money than was devoted to any other single project.

The city of Orange will receive $244,696 for acquisition projects, and Hardin County will get $2,721,501.96 for acquisition projects.

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 Buster Hawk Kay (left) and Jose Hugo White

May 14 around 11 p.m., deputies with the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force were conducting surveillance on a known meth dealer when they stopped a green Honda passenger car on Highway 73 near Big Hill. The two occupants were identified as Jose Hugo White and Buster Hawk Kay. White, the owner of the car, gave deputies consent to search the vehicle. Deputies discovered 28.33 grams of meth concealed under the hood. A loaded Taurus revolver was located inside the car. Both White and Kay are convicted felons.

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An auto-pedestrian accident in on Main Street in Vidor sent a 59-year-old woman to a local hospital in critical condition, Vidor Police Department (VPD) Chief Rod Carroll reports. 

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A pickup truck and 18-wheeler were involved in a crash near the intersection of FM 105 and FM 1132 in Orange County Monday, May 14.

Sergeant Stephanie Davis of Texas Department of Public Safety reported that a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling southbound on FM 105 followed by a 1997 Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer. As the driver of the Chevrolet pickup truck began to stop for a traffic light, his vehicle was rear-ended by the 18-wheeler. 

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Jefferson Cantrell, Lamond Hines, Delton Marpoe and Tyler Lyles

Deputies investigating a burglary in Jefferson County May 11 arrested four men on burglary and firearms charges, one of whom was apparently prepared for combat as he was wearing protective body armor when taken into custody, reports Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Capt. Crystal Holmes.

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