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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths of 15 cattle found shot on a private-property area of Mansfield Ferry Road in Vidor. Sheriff Keith Merritt said his office was alerted to the incident Monday, April 15, at approximately 8:50 a.m. by a concerned citizen traveling by the scene of the crime. According to a press release from Sgt. Chad Hogan, the cattle were all female and included several calves.

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After 15 years, the Golden Triangle Fair Housing Conference is gearing up for another year of helping the citizens of Southeast Texas educate themselves about local jobs and home ownership.

The 16th annual Fair Housing Conference will be held in the Beaumont Civic Center on April 24 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. A free box lunch will be served with lots of door prizes waiting for those who attend, said Londie Jones, who is spearheading this year’s event.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with local police departments and other agencies, arrested 30 individuals on felony charges of delivery of a controlled substance during a warrant roundup Tuesday, April 16.

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According to the Entergy Texas website, more than 6,000 local residents were without power Sunday, April 14, as were six refineries in the Port Arthur area including Motiva Port Arthur, Valero, Flint Hills, Total, DuPont and Huntsman.

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After being expelled from her church, Jessie Mae Jackson, a lifelong member of the Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Port Arthur, said she just wanted their pastor to be more transparent with the church’s finances.

“There was a lot of conflict of interest going on,” she said. “A lot of nepotism, just stuff that wasn’t right.”

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Arredondo

A counselor manning the Spindletop Center crisis hotline listened as Hollie Arredondo told him her son was trying to kick in the door of her Nederland apartment. Then, after a crash the counselor thought to be the door finally giving way, the connection was abruptly severed.

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Beaumont bike trail

Plans to construct a hike and bike trail alongside Folsom Drive and between Major Drive and Dowlen Road have taken steps forward. At an April 16 Beaumont City Council meeting, Council approved a resolution authorizing the acceptance of a parking and access easement for the purposes of accessing and constructing a hike and bike trail and parking area.

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Beaumont bike trail

Plans to construct a hike and bike trail alongside Folsom Drive and between Major Drive and Dowlen Road have taken steps forward. At an April 16 Beaumont City Council meeting, Council approved a resolution authorizing the acceptance of a parking and access easement for the purposes of accessing and constructing a hike and bike trail and parking area.

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Superintendent Dr. Tim Chargois

In the hours leading up to what has been expected to be yet another contentious Beaumont Independent School District meeting Thursday, April 18, Superintendent Dr. Tim Chargois went on the offensive – calling for “civility and humility” among factions of the community thriving on hatred and discord, and those promoting any agenda not centered on BISD student success.

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Barely old enough to get a driving permit in the U.S., 16-year-old Canadian-born Uliana Trylowsky boarded a plane that would take her to Switzerland – the first foreign land to be home for a time to the young girl, but far from the last.

“Some people may think my parents were crazy for doing that, but coming from their background it really didn’t seem that way,” Trylowsky said.

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