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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office unveiled the V-100 Fox armored vehicle Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Lamar Institute of Technology. The new tool will help with emergencies ranging from hostage situations to rescue operations. The sheriff’s office has had the vehicle for a few years, but there were some additions like a battering ram, turret, and slide-out steps on the side and on the back that were added by the students in LIT’s welding class as part of a joint project between the sheriff’s office and the institute.

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“Be a Santa to a Senior” is now underway in the Golden Triangle with trees set up in nearly 100 locations across Southeast Texas. The purpose of the program is to bring in gifts that will give good tidings and cheer to seniors who might otherwise go without this holiday season.

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For 64 area nonprofit agencies, Christmas came a little early this year as Entergy Texas bestowed them collectively with nearly $309,000 to be used for various endeavors.

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Grocery store patrons are most often concerned with the products they intend to buy and utilize themselves, sorting through meats and dairy products for the most recently packaged, or passing over the dented canned good for one that is easier to open. But that can lead one to wonder of what happens to these items that aren’t as desirable. Depending on the store, it oftentimes ends up in the hands (and bellies) of those who are unable to purchase the product.

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