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An official with the Port Arthur Fire Department said that at least four fire trucks, Port Arthur Police units, ambulances and a helicopter were on the scene at the KMTEX Chemical Plant where an explosion has injured three to four people, one of them with a concussion and several fractures.

The plant is located at 2400 S. Gulfway.

The official said the concussion victim will be flown to Hermann Baptist Hospital in Houston while its expected the other injured persons will be sent to local hospitals.

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It took the threat of a lawsuit alleging violations of the Texas Education Code and the Texas Elections Code before Beaumont Independent School District would move forward with properly drawing names for ballot placement after several BISD Board of Trustees candidates claimed the original draw – done at the office of the district’s legal counsel Tanner Hunt and Melody Chappell – was invalid and improper.

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When Holden Gothia was a 5-week-old infant, he suffered a tragedy that would go on to affect him for the rest of his life. In early 2007, the newborn was brutally mutilated at the hands of his mother, Katherine Nadal – a woman who had a history of drug abuse and also tested positive for methadone and cocaine the day after the incident.

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Officers from the Orange Police Department Narcotics Division, the Pinehurst Police Department and the Orange County Pct. 2 Constable’s Office executed a search warrant at 2309 Riverside Dr. in Orange, only to be met with gunfire, according to reports from the OPD.

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HOUSTON—Cruz Michael Hernandez has been sentenced to 78 months in federal prison without parole to be followed by a life term of supervised release, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today.

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