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Texas Department of Public Safety has released the name of a woman killed in an accident that happened in front of the Pilot gas station on Highway 62 in Orange County.

39-year-old April Ranolls, of Orange, was driving southbound in a Chevrolet pickup truck when a Freighliner truck tractor pulled out from the Pilot gas station attempting to make a left turn and collided with the pickup truck at approximately 6 a.m on March 9.

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Buckner Children and Family Services will present a FREE foster care and adoption information meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 9 at Buckner Children’s Village, located at 9055 Manion Drive.

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Sheriff Mitchel Newman

Four people were arrested after a narcotics raid at a Jasper tattoo shop on March 5, reports the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.

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Richard David Shock

Orange County Sheriff's deputies arrested a local man for multiple charges, including possession of a controlled substance, after a search warrant at the suspect's residence led them to the discovery of more than 30 grams of methamphetamine and other illegal items, reports OCSO.

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Blake Owen Buxton of Orange

A deputy with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office found a large quantity of methamphetamine, a drug that has been the bane of the area for years, during a traffic stop on March 4, reports OCSO.

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Seastrunk (left) along with Michael Byerly and Xavier Clark

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshals and the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) arrested a local man in connection with the robberies and shootings of four Jasper County residents, reports the sheriff’s office.

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Three schools received checks for $1,000 on Feb. 26, funds that will help with field trip expenses for students, courtesy of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Association (JCSA) “Cops Helping Kids” program.

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Weather was an issue last week, with snow falling in every state except Hawaii and Florida. A sharp increase in black bear attacks had Floridians on the alert. Closer to home, hundreds of local citizens battled rain and dense fog to travel to Austin for the biannual Golden Triangle Days at the state capital where they talked, listened and even made a little merry with lawmakers, government officials and their respective staffs.

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Shannon Wickline, Charlie Hayward, Charlie Daniels, Pat McDonald, Bruce Brown an

The 1963 country classic was by George Hamilton IV makes it appropriate that Abilene, Texas, is the site of the Outlaws and Legends Music Festival. The fifth-annual edition of that country music extravaganza will be March 27-28 at the Back Porch of Texas, an outdoor music venue conveniently located off I-20 and Highway 277.

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Lamar State College-Port Arthur public information coordinator Gerry Dickert sol

On a whim, a little piece of Port Arthur, Texas, made its way to Las Vegas this past spring. Now, people across America know about the connection between Janis Joplin and the Museum of the Gulf Coast.

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