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A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging a Mexican national with immigration violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced May 4.

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On May 5 at about 9:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of FM 105 and FM 1132 in Orange County between Vidor and Pine Forest, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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Tom Arrington

John Thomas “Tom” Arrington, 78, died April 17, 2017.

From a humble beginning in the hills of Fayette County, West Virginia, Tom Arrington’s early life mirrored that of Homer Hickam’s in the movie “October Sky,” with one notable exception: Tom’s father did not want him to follow his footsteps into the coal mine, and he actually encouraged him to further his education. So Tom pursued his interest in science and mathematics, claimed Mountaineer status, and earned a chemistry degree.

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Beaumont Police Detectives have worked extensively on a case involving an elderly female that was assaulted, causing serious injuries. Beaumont Police arrested Walter Wilson, 39, from Beaumont, Sgt. Cody Guedry said in a release.

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On May 4, at about 12:47 a.m., a Beaumont police officer was on patrol in the 4100 block of Congress Avenue when the officer was flagged down by a citizen, who indicated that a theft had just occurred, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

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On May 2, Corey Wayne Stone, 35, was arrested in possession of over 50 grams of suspected crystal meth and a loaded .32 caliber handgun, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Marcus McLellan reports deputies in the department are investigating an apparent self-inflicted shooting that occurred May 4.

According to McLellan, JCSO responded to a call of a self-inflicted gunshot at 3410 North Twin City Hwy. in Nederland. Upon arrival, deputies found a male subject on the floor of the residence with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound. The male subject was transported by Acadian EMS to St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont where he remains in critical condition. 

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Squirrels are one of the smartest animals you’ll ever hunt.

The squirrel season in 51 East Texas counties opened this week and runs from May 1-31. The daily bag limit is 10, and if you think that’s easy to do, you might want to give these tasty little critters a shot.

East and Southeast Texas offers some of the most challenging squirrel hunts in the state. And there is definitely no shortage of land. We have thousands of acres of public hunting lands. But one very good option is to set up a few hunts on your deer-hunting lease.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Employee’s Association has announced the 2017 recipients of the Ray Family Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who are the children of sheriff’s office employees and plan to attend college. The scholarship was created in memory of Capt. Tom Ray and his daughter, Blair Ray. All proceeds for this scholarship are raised by association members. Each recipient will receive $400.

The 2017 Ray Family Memorial Scholarship recipients:

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Leaders of a new initiative in Southeast Texas hope to make people feel comfortable about coming out about their mental health problems.

The new campaign lets people know that’s it’s OK to talk about these problems and that they are not alone in their daily struggles.

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