The News

Big Sandy Creek Unit

Big Thicket National Preserve will be temporarily closing the hunting area north of Sunflower Road in the Big Sandy Creek Unit during tree planting events on Nov. 11, 15 and 17, and Dec 3. No other dates or areas are affected by this temporary closure. All other areas of the Big Sandy Creek Unit remain open (as indicated by the attached map).

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Pinehurst police picked up an armed suspect in possession of methamphetamine while the man was reportedly in the process of burglarizing a storage facility, reports Chief Fred Hanauer III.

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a home invasion at an apartment complex that occurred early on Nov. 8, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced Nov. 1 that Brad Weatherford had been promoted to Sergeant with the Texas Rangers.

Sergeant Weatherford, who previously served as a Special Agent with the Criminal Investigations Division in Austin, will be stationed in Victoria effective Nov. 1.

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A Louisiana man died in a motorcycle accident on I-10 near Gator County on Sunday, Nov. 6. around 2:20 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety reports.

A 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling eastbound in the inside lane of I-10. For an unknown reason, the driver lost control and veered to the left. The driver was ejected after the motorcycle crashed into the center cable barrier. The motorcycle came to rest in the center median.

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