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Beaumont police officers responding to the Magic Touch Game Room at 3010 Washington Boulevard discovered the clerk was shot during an aggravated robbery Monday, Dec. 12.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers will be stepping up enforcement efforts to help ensure safety on the roadways this holiday season, according to a release from Sgt. Stephanie Davis on Dec. 13.

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Friday, Dec. 9, turned out to be a special day for one third grader at Little Cypress Elementary.

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Attorney General Ken Paxton filed Dec. 13 in support of a petition for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the Court to take up Texas’ voter ID law and correct the Fifth Circuit’s misguided ruling that the law violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The reply explains that the plaintiffs in the case got unprecedented access to internal legislative materials, yet still could not produce any evidence of intentional discrimination in the voter ID law.

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Several Port Arthur first responders honored retired officer Thomas E. Baxter for nearly 40 years of service at Rose Place Senior Assisted Living on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The breakfast was honoring “Port Arthur’s finest,” PAPD Detective and canine handler Mark Holmes said in a release on Dec. 5.

Chief of Police Patrick Melvin, who took office in October, also attended.

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Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD recognized several achievements of students and staff at the LCM District's regular December board meeting Tuesday, Dec. 6, community relations coordinator Sherry Combs said in a release.

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Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Dec. 13 that Texas, along with Arkansas and eight other states, won a final judgment in National Federation of Independent Business, et al. v. Perez. The case concerns the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) “persuader advice exemption rule,” which would have required attorneys to reveal to the DOL certain confidential information protected by attorney-client privilege.

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Construction and repairs along I-10 may cause traffic delays, TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre said in a release on Dec. 13.

In Beaumont, expect delays along I-10 at the Neches River tonight 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. as crews work to replace road buttons.

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Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an amicus brief Dec. 13 in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Texas supporting a lawsuit seeking to delist the Bone Cave Harvestman – a tiny cave-dwelling arachnid – from the endangered list under the federal Endangered Species Act.

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A suspect wanted in an Austin murder is the lasted addition to the FBI’s list of “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives,” the FBI announced in a press release Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Fugitive Robert Van Wisse is being sought for his alleged involvement in the attack and murder of a young woman on Sept. 20, 1983. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

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