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The settlement of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill fines — the largest pollution penalty in history — will bring an unprecedented opportunity to spend billions of dollars on restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico region. But new research has found that the fate remains unknown for hundreds of previous oyster reef restoration projects performed around the United States, an investment of more than $45 million and thousands of hours of labor.

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Nutrition & Services For Seniors (NSFS) will be collecting the last of its winter garden harvest and is seeking volunteers to help with the effort Saturday, Feb. 20, at 4590 Concord Road in Beaumont from 9 a.m. – noon.

Volunteers are needed to harvest fruits and vegetables, work the compost, and till garden beds to prepare them for the spring garden.

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A young woman and her 4-year-old nephew narrowly escaped a blaze that engulfed a pickup truck and a gas pump at the Valero gas station on Main Street in Vidor Feb. 15, reports the Orange County Fire Department.

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Whitney Jefferson

Police arrested two people while investigating a parked car after hours at Shangri La Park in Orange. Both were arrested for public intoxication and one on drug charges after investigators allegedly discovered crack cocaine inside the male suspect's pocket.

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A 59-year-old Orange man has been sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to possess crack cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales Feb. 17.

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William Blankenship

A 13-year veteran of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office was arrested under suspicion of driving while intoxicated after reportedly driving his vehicle into a ditch in Nederland on Feb. 7, the sheriff's office confirmed in a news release.

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Keylan Collins (inset) has been arrested in relation to a shooting.

Police in Orange are investigating a shooting that injured one man at Lion's Den Park on Feb. 16, reports the Orange Police Department.

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The Symphony League of Beaumont's Springtime in Shanghai was Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Beaumont Civic Center. The annual ball will celebrates the Symphony and honor beautiful Belles and their families. The Symphony Belles are eighth-grade ladies  are introduced at the Symphony Ball each year. This program provides the opportunity to expose these young ladies to the activities of the Symphony League of Beaumont and the Symphony of Southeast Texas.

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An accident along the feeder road near the interstate apparently had traffic backed up on westbound Interstate 10 at about 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 15, possibly as a result of "rubbernecking."

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Patricia Adams Lambert and her husband enter the federal courthouse in Beaumont

Admitted embezzler and former Beaumont Independent School District assistant superintendent Patricia Adams Collins Lambert could lose more than just her freedom when she answers to the federal government regarding the hundreds of thousands of dollars she is accused of stealing from the students of the school district that paid her in excess of $100,000 annually for her services.

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