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Voters in Jefferson County turned out prior to Early Voting with rallies held throughout the region for candidates vying for offices in hotly contested elections that culminate Nov. 8.

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During a meeting Nov. 3, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission will consider granting an easement of approximately 30 acres for installation of six 24-inch pipelines across a portion of the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area in Jefferson County for use by GT Logistics.

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Glenn Burdine, Dena Hughes, Jeff McManus and Peggy Gibson

“This couldn’t have come at a better time,” Triangle Area Network (TAN) executive director Dena Hughes said of receiving restitution in the amount of $312,306.31 from former executive director Peggy Gibson, who admitted to stealing the funds from the nonprofit while she headed the organization. “This is such a blessing.”

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When Southeast Texans drive by the Huntsman Performance Products Manufacturing facility on Spur 136 in Port Neches or the Huntsman site in Port Arthur, perhaps they recognize the name, having maybe heard about the petrochemical company from friends or family that might be employed at the facility. But how many know the story behind the success that is the Huntsman Corporation and the humble beginnings from which it was born?

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In 2004, Livingston native Ronnie Hindsman was doing what he’d done a thousand times before – a simple job out of a bucket truck for the Sam Houston Electric Cooperative, where he’d been working for more than 25 years. It was a job he’d done so many times that he didn’t bother wearing the rubber gloves.

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Daven Mikel Simon

Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 8:53 p.m., Beaumont police responded to an aggravated robbery-in-progress at the Dollar General at 7365 Highway 105.

Witnesses reported to officers that two black males entered the store, both brandishing handguns. One suspect stayed by the front door while the second suspect forced the clerk to open the safe at gunpoint, according to the statement, but a witness inside the store subdued the suspect and held him down until police arrived. The other suspect fled the area prior to officers' arrival.

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Monday, Oct. 17, at 11:46 p.m., officers responded in reference to a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on MLK northbound at Elgie .

The caller stated the victim was not responding. Officers learned a female pedestrian was attempting to cross the road in the dark and was struck by a passing vehicle.

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Shameca Pugh wearing a necklace that reads ‘Only God can judge me’

The second suspect allegedly involved in a string of recent convenience store robberies has been taken into custody.

Detectives brought Shameca La’Shawn Pugh, a 37-year-old Beaumont woman, in for questioning Wednesday, Oct. 19.

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Lone Survivor Foundation’s third annual Golf Tournament and Fundraiser held at the Brentwood Entertainment Complex in Beaumont raised $22,000 for recovering veterans and their rehabilitation facility in Crystal Beach on Oct. 7, according to Brenda Jenkins, administrator at Brent Coon and Associates (BCA), one of the main sponsors for the event. Other sponsors included iHeart Media and Pate Resources Group.

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Monday, Oct. 17 at 11:46 pm, officers responded to MLK northbound at Elgie in reference crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The caller stated the victim was not responding.

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