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New rodeo stars will be born during the wild and crazy “Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show” at Vidor High School on Monday, April 18, starting at 7 p.m. It’s basketball played on real, live donkeys, and it’s wilder than a rodeo and funnier than a circus! All local players will be riding, so come out and see someone you know try to ride a donkey and play basketball at the same time. It’s a thrill a minute, a spill a minute.

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Justice of the Peace Ransom Duce Jones awarded custody of dogs seized at an apparent dog-fighting ring to Beaumont Animal Services at a hearing April 5.

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Police in Orange arrested a man who allegedly stole a single beer and assaulted a store clerk working at a Shell station in the 1400 block of 16th Street April 2, Orange Police Department Captain Robert Enmon reported April 5. 

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Police and Crime Stoppers are still searching for four men who robbed a local game room last week, Beaumont Police Department Carol Riley reports.

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A citizen in search of his stolen cell phone tracked the device to a Port Arthur residence where officers investigating the theft reportedly discovered a sizable stash of presumably stolen property.

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A Vidor resident was killed after being struck by a semi as he was attempting to cross westbound lanes of traffic at about 10 p.m. on April 3, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Stephanie Davis stated in a news release. 

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Several members of a Woodville Independent Scholl District track team were injured as the result of a rollover accident on March 31, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Stephanie Davis reported in a news release. Most were treated and released from area medical facilities with minor injuries, but three students suffering more serious injuries had to remain hospitalized following the accident. 

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Keith Richard

With 490 votes cast for a turnout of 4.65 percent of the 10,548 registered voters in Port Arthur’s District 4, Keith McCurry Richard received 303 votes, or 62.73 percent, to win the City of Port Arthur Special Election on April 2. Richard will finish the unexpired term of Stephen Mosely, who resigned from city council to run for a county commissioner’s seat.

Alicia Gayle Marshall received 180 votes, or 37.27 percent.

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Devi, a one-year-old hippo calf at the San Diego Zoo, opens wide.

The river hippopotamus habitat was the hip place to be April 2 at the San Diego Zoo. The zoo hosted a party for its 100th birthday and also celebrated the first birthday of its hippo calf, Devi, who was born March 23, 2015.

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11th Street activity

“It’s still out there,” Officer Joe Ornelas of the Beaumont Police Department said of prostitution and drug solicitation along what is known in Beaumont as the 11

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