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Sheriff’s deputies and medical examiners are still working to identify a man who was found dead floating on the Neches River south of the Interstate 10 Purple Heart Memorial Bridge on Thursday, May 16, 2013.

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Rod Carroll signs endowment

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rod Carroll signed a permanent endowment named in his honor at Lamar Institute of Technology May 17 in the school’s Multi-Purpose Center.

The endowment was created with funds donated to the LIT Foundation, and will help provide cadets in LIT’s Regional Police Academy with the opportunity to begin or continue their education.

The endowment recognizes his many contributions to the citizens of Southeast Texas.

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Important press release from Texas SMP and The Better Business Bureau Education Foundation:

Seniors all over Texas are receiving phone calls from individuals who want to make an appointment to come to your home and deliver a new Medical Alert that is all paid for by

Medicare. But the truth is, Medicare does not pay for medical alert systems and this item is not free!  This is merely a trick for you to give out personal information over the phone to strangers.

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According to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, an inmate at the county correctional facility apparently strangled himself to death while alone in his cell.

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UPDATE: The body that was located in the Neches River on May 16, 2013, has been positively identified as Jose

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Beau Schroeder and his grandfather, Ickey, with Buddy the bull

Less than two months after 25-year-old Nome native and rodeo star Beau Schroeder felt the wrath of an animal named 800 Night Moves, Beau sat on a bull again — the first time he had done so since an accident left him with a torn trachea and two collapsed lungs.

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Almost a year after a group of Kountze High School students sparked a national debate when they made high school run-through banners with Bible verses for Friday night football games, Judge Steven Thomas’ 356th District Court in Hardin County officially ruled last week that the girls can have their religious banners.

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Jaylon Trahan assaulted two educators at Port Arthur Memorial High School, inclu

An 18-year-old Port Arthur man pleaded guilty Monday, May 13, to two counts of assault on a public servant after attacking two teachers in what the victims say was a violent and brutal display of aggression at Memorial High School in Port Arthur.

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Although the turnout for Port Arthur elections wasn’t as large as 2010, which saw 4,241 total votes cast for mayor, the result was the same with the incumbent Deloris “Bobbie” Prince retaining her seat as mayor for a third straight three-year term. According to City of Port Arthur election result data, only 3,244 votes were cast for mayor in 2013 with 1,756 (54.13 percent) for Prince.

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