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Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Sarah Dupre announced May 24 that crews have begun this year’s sealcoat operations around the area. Drivers should expect to see one-lane, two-way traffic operated by flaggers. Work will take place during daylight hours. See below for this week’s schedule.

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A Pinehurst police officer shot and killed a pit bull dog after the animal reportedly charged him aggressively while the officer was responding to a call May 23, Pinehurst Police Department Chief Fred R. Hanauer reported.

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One man is in police custody and another in the hospital suffering from multiple stab wounds after a large altercation at an apartment complex in Port Arthur on May 22, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

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The Pinehurst Police Department is kicking off the 2016 Click It or Ticket campaign Monday, May 23, and Chief Fred Hanauer of the Pinehurst Police Department urges motorists to always “Buckle Up For Safety."  

"It is the law and just makes sense," says the chief. 

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A motorcycle accident in Orange County sent two people to the hospital with life-threatening injuries May 22, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported in a news release. 

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Police in Orange are investigating the death of a shipyard worker whose lifeless body was discovered on a barge where he was working and whose cause of death remained unknown at the time of a news release May 22.

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It took firefighters more than an hour to extinguish a large blaze that devastated a Wall Street home in Beaumont May 22, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reported Sunday. 

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The public is invited to the 13th annual tribute to Orange County veterans 6 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at the Heritage Veterans Memorial Plaza, 3810 MLK Drive in Orange. The event is free.

Held annually on the plaza on the campus of Orange First Church of the Nazarene, the program includes special speakers, patriotic music and more.

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Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation in Texas with more than 440,000 of them registered in the state. With an increase in the use of motorcycles in the last decade, motorcycle safety and awareness is of great concern to riders and law enforcement. Motorcycle operators are encouraged to wear safety gear at all times and to drive defensively, while car and truck drivers are cautioned to watch out for the two-wheeled machines motoring along the highways and byways along with them.

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May 31 is the deadline to protest home valuations in Jefferson County, where many residents are already decrying sharp increases in home values.

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