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In an effort to expand recreational opportunities in the national preserve and provide unique experiences for all, effective October 2017, Big Thicket National Preserve will open a new waterfowl hunting area and permit the use of air rifles for squirrel hunting.

Squirrel hunting has been a popular activity in the preserve for many years. In accordance with Texas regulations, only squirrel (fox squirrel, cat/grey squirrel) may be taken with air rifles.

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News release from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

BEAUMONT - A Houston father and son were each sentenced to federal prison for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.

Rolando Delarosa, Sr., 43, and Rolando Delarosa, Jr., 22, both pleaded guilty on Feb. 27, 2017, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and were sentenced to  120 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.

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For 28 years, Jim Clark has greeted Lutcher Theater patrons in the lobby as they gathered to experience performing arts events together. April 15, Clark presented the national tour of “Once” as his finale at the Lutcher and exited to begin retirement.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office needs the public's assistance in trying to identify a fraud suspect caught on tape.

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A 23-year-old man is recovering from a gunshot wound after a "personal dispute" erupted in violence July 23, reports the Jasper Police Department. 

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Ivory Carl Myles

On Friday, July 21, at 2:21 p.m., Beaumont police received a call from the U.S. Marshal’s Office in reference to attempting to locate a suspect that was believed to be near Walden and I-10.

The suspect, identified as Ivory Carl Myles, a 28-year-old Nachitoches, Louisiana man, had an NCIC (National Crime Information Center) warrant for armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping out of Louisiana. Myles is also suspected of committing an aggravated sexual assault. U.S. Marshalls advised that Myles was considered armed and dangerous.

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Natalie Sfeir, a junior speech-language pathology major from Beaumont, will host a memory café Monday, July 24, from 6-7:30 p.m. to create “Memory Matters” books and other useful tools for those affected by dementia.

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Dubbed “The Tie Squad” by Chief James Singletary, the detectives of the Crimes Against Persons Unit at the Beaumont Police Department are solving crimes in style, setting minds at ease with their business-like attire and their excellent clearance rates on some of the city’s highest profile and most violent cases.

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A woman arrested for leaving a Beaumont Waffle House without paying her bill was formally indicted July 12 by a Jefferson County Grand Jury for multiple felonies uncovered in her post-meal flight.

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Ronald Johnson, the suspect captured in the Jack in the Box robbery back in June has been formally indicted July 12.

Beaumont Police officers responded to Jack in the Box on Washington Boulevard Wednesday, June 21 at about 1:04 a.m.

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