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AUSTIN – For Texas anglers and fisheries biologists alike, heavy rainfall early in the year signals the beginning of a very exciting event – the annual 

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Effective Tuesday, Feb. 27, Old Calder Avenue at Phelan Boulevard to Pinchback Road will be partially closed to one-lane, two-way traffic. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic. This closure will facilitate Phase I of the resurfacing of Old Calder Avenue.  Phase I of this project will remain closed until further notice.

Phase II of this project will commence once Phase I is complete.  An updated Press Release will be provided upon commencement of Phase II. This project is expected to be completed by June 27, 2018.

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Erin Higgins Bell Watson

Erin Higgins Watson passed away on February 14, 2018, at her beloved ranch in Blanco County, Texas.

Erin Higgins Watson was born in Austin, Texas, on January 24, 1938, to C.L. “Ox” Higgins and Ezma Taylor Higgins.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating a shooting that left one woman injured, reports Officer Carol Riley.

According to Riley, officers responded to the area of Tulane and St. Helena in reference to a shooting at 8:25 p.m. Feb. 25. The victim told police that her boyfriend shot her at their residence in the 2200 block of  Earl.

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Be prepared for road closures and plan alternate routes if traveling through downtown Beaumont or around Lamar University March 3, as the ninth annual Gusher Marathon will be taking over the roadways.

The grand event featuring the Exygon & Baptist Hospitals Gusher Marathon, Exxpress Mart Half Marthon and Kinsel Ford 5K is hosted by Sports Society for American Health.

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Kevin Boyle

Several vehicles were damaged when a male suspect rammed into them with his car Feb. 22, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD).

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Cody Ford

State District Judge Larry Gist of the Drug Impact Court of Jefferson County Feb. 22 accepted a jury verdict and sentenced Cody Sherrod Ford, 29, to 10 years in prison, announced Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham. 

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions and law enforcement partners announced today the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history.   The cases involve more than two hundred and fifty defendants from around the globe who victimized more than a million Americans, most of whom were elderly.  The cases include criminal, civil, and forfeiture actions across more than 50 federal districts.  Of the defendants, 200 were charged criminally.  In each case, offenders engaged in financial schemes that targeted or largely affected seniors.  In total, the charged eld

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Summer vacation just got wild! Public registration begins Monday, Feb. 26 for Camp Zoofari at the Houston Zoo. Camp Zoofari is a summer camp experience for children ages 4 through 16 (and now adults, too!) that features fun and educational activities with animals at the center of it all. Running June 4 through August 17, Camp Zoofari offers an exciting lineup of programs that have been specially created to connect children to animals to inspire a life-long love of wildlife.

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The third annual Lamar University Brass Festival from March 1-3 on the LU campus will feature trumpet artist Phil Snedecor, trombone artist Thomas Hulten, and horn artist Natalie Brooke Higgins, as well as many unique concerts and events, including a performance by the Brass Festival Artist Ensemble.

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