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This picture, submitted by one of our readers, depicts a waterspout over Sabine Lake this morning. 

At approximately 9 a.m., UPS driver Michael Graffagnino was traveling on highway 73 in Groves on his way to work when he saw what he initially thought was a funnel cloud. 

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Brandon Martinez

Orange County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Hutto resident late on June 29 after a witness in pursuit of a stolen truck called to report the vehicle theft.

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Jakendrick Lamar Clevenger

Police in Orange arrested a formerly convicted felon on weapons charges and for possession of marijuana during a traffic stop June 26, reports the Orange Police Department,

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Jefferson County Clerk Carolyn Guidry advises residents that same-sex marriage licenses are now being issued in her office, according to a news release from her office.

“In Jefferson County we are working to make sure our residents understand the latest Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage now requires the State of Texas to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples who otherwise qualify under the law," said Carolyn Guidry.

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At approximately 3:38 a.m. on Monday, June 29, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire at 2145 Harriot Street. When the first fire engine arrived, they reported the house to be fully involved with fire and both houses on either side, at 2125 and 2155 Harriot, were catching on fire as well.

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Police in Port Arthur are searching for the suspect or suspects in a shooting that reportedly gravely injured one person at the Mr. Giggles pool hall and night club over the weekend.

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Internationally renowned Texas sculptor Jesus Bautista Moroles passed away June 15, 2015 in a car accident. The Art Museum of Southeast Texas houses two of the late artist’s sculptures in the AMSET permanent collection, on view year round in the AMSET outdoor sculpture garden.

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Buckner volunteer Vivian Warren and Calder Woods chaplain Lynn Fontenot

Buckner Children and Family Services kicked off summer with a “Splash Bash” for the children living in the pre-foster care emergency shelter and assessment center.

“All you have to have is water for them, and they’re happy,” said Damon Bowden, unit supervisor for the assessment center.

Children and volunteers gathered at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 9 to play water games, enjoy a cookout, and make positive summer memories.

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Police have arrested an Orange resident for the June 22 aggravated robbery of the Texas Country Store, located at 3701 16th Street.

According to a news release from OPD Captain Cliff Hargrave, officers arrested 18-year-old Cody Bernard Kimball on Wednesday, June 24, at 11:30 a.m. He is being held in the Orange County Jail on the charge of aggravated robbery on $20,000 bond.

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H-E-B, committed to the quality of its products, is issuing a voluntary recall for H-E-B brand hamburger and hotdog buns and Hill Country Fare hotdog buns due to the possible presence of foreign material that might impact the quality of the product. A terry cloth glove used for handling hot pans could have broken up in the dough, resulting in a potential choking hazard. No incidents have been reported.

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