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“The steps that we take today help others to take steps tomorrow,” said Trish Wilson, development director at Texas Lions Camp.

The Kerrville summer camping facility serves Texas children who have physical disabilities, Down syndrome and diabetes.

The camp has two one-week summer sessions designated for children ages 8-15 with Type 1 diabetes, an insulin deficiency disease that affects about 215,000 Texans below the age of 20, according to Centers for Disease Control statistics.


The Board of Regents, the governing body for TSUS and its eight component institutions, held its quarterly meeting Nov. 7-8 on the campus of Lamar University in Beaumont.

Fransico Antonio Pacheco-Ortiz

A Port Arthur man has pleaded guilty to sexually molesting and impregnating a young girl.

Francisco Antonio Pacheco-Ortiz, 26, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Feb. 28 for aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony.

Alicia Valentine


A Port Arthur woman has been charged with insurance fraud after police say she tried to pull a bait and switch on her insurance company.

Reagan Hawkins


A Nederland teacher has been sentenced to serve time in state prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually molesting one of his students.