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Miles from civilization — traveling on hand-cut trails, crossing rivers and ravines submerged in 6 feet of water or deeper, with radios blaring from $1,800 sound systems, driving $10,000 to $15,000 side-by-side ATVs — avid off-roaders like Daniel Smith, owner of Wicked Off-Road in Vidor, live for the challenges the motorsport brings their way.

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Summer and Aaron and Conn

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about a fundraiser for the Conns' children, click the link below:

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UPDATE: Marchelle Washington, 14, is reported safe at home with her family as of Friday morning, Nov. 30.

Twenty-four hours is a long time when you don’t where your child is.

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Standing next to her budding winter garden of lettuce, collards, turnips and banana peppers, Ethel August pointed to the blue tarp on her roof and lamented.

“The roof is leaking real bad in the kitchen,” said August, whose home on Forrest Street still bears a sun-worn blue tarp more than four years after Hurricane Ike damaged her roof in September 2008.

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Julia Rhoton Andrews and Randy Peddy

UPDATE: Signed statement from shooter details altercation that led to a Vidor man's death.

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Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick welcomed courthouse staff, county commissioners and the community to the annual Christmas tree lighting in the lobby of the new courthouse addition in Beaumont at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 26. Branick thanked the Ozen High School choir for providing music for the festive event.

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IEA graph showing the trajectory of US oil production

Despite persistent misinformation from industry advocates that the Obama administration was working to curtail the production of oil in the United States in favor of green energy sources, it turns out that false notion widely circulated before the election is untrue.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its World Energy Outlook and, according to the IEA, the United States is on track to become the No. 1 oil producer in the world by 2020.

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The City of Beaumont hosted the second of three "Lunch at the Lake" events at the Beaumont Event Centre Plaza on Monday, Nov. 26. "We'll provide the music, seating, and scenery," the city said in a press release.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a catastrophic major accident on Interstate 10 (mile marker 835) near Hamshire, Texas, on Nov. 22. The accident, which happened at around 8 a.m., appears to have involved more than 150 cars in an accident scene with numerous injuries. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, Jefferson County Sheriff Department deputies, and medical personnel responded to the crash scene.

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