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UPDATE on 4/21/2017: The Port Arthur Fire Department continues to work with German Pellets Texas, LLC and Texas Pellets, Inc. (collectively GPTX) to extinguish the burn, the City of Port Arthur said in a statement.

The safest way to manage this type of smoldering is to contain it using the facility's suppression system until the wood pellets can be safely removed from the silo. GPTX is on site with experts assessing the situation, and anticipate that it could be several weeks or more before the incident is completely resolved.

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Art in the Park will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 at Doornbos Park in Nederland, featuring local vendors, food, games, arts and crafts, and a petting zoo.

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On Sunday, April 16, at 3:21 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to Colliers Ferry Park on Pine Street in reference to a 7 year old child reportedly falling into the river and possibly drowning, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

The Beaumont Fire and Rescue Water Response Team responded to the scene as well.

After about two hours of searching, a diver was able to locate the victim's body in the water, near the area that witnesses had last seen him.

- Beaumont Police

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Two Southeast Texas men have been sentenced to prison for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced April 13.

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Jason Lee Allen

On April 13 at about 8:30 a.m., Galveston County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a person attempting to break into a house in the 900 block of 21st Street in San Leon, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a release.

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