The News

After years of sifting through suspicious practices committed in the name of the Orange Housing Authority, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued orders to the public authority to make immediate changes to  the way it conducts business.

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HOUSTON—Houston resident Burt Hughes, 58, has been sentenced to 360 months in prison following his convictions for distribution and possession of child pornography, United States Attorney Ken Magidson announced today.

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An ongoing endeavor by The Examiner to provide the agenda attachments for each Beaumont Independent School District board of trustees meeting hit a snag this week when the district encountered a computer issue that prevented access to the documents.

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The largest marijuana bust in Liberty County history took place Tuesday, Oct. 18, near the intersection of County Roads 2050 and 2058 in the northeast part of the rural county.

According to investigators, more than 300 acres were dedicated to the growth of the plants and they reported it was the largest, most sophisticated marijuana operation they had seen to date. Authorities say they suspect a Mexican drug cartel was behind the operation.

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The National Transportation Safety Board released the final report of its investigation into the Jan. 23, 2010, collision of the tanker Eagle Otome and Dixie Vengeance towboat in the Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, drawing conclusions that brought a sharp rebuke from Duane Bennett, presiding officer of the Sabine Pilots Association.

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