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Lamar University's Social Work Students Association gathered at the HEB on College Street on Jan. 31 to purchase hunger relief bags, Southeast Texas Food Bank executive director Dan Maher said in a release.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is beginning enforcement efforts across the state focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law, the department announced Jan. 31. These periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with several operations planned in February.

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Photo: Silsbee ISD

Senior Paula Boothman is not only a clarinet aficionado, the talented Silsbee High School band member has set the stage to become one of the most talented band members in Silsbee High School history, Silsbee ISD Communications Director Daniel Elizondo said in a release.

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Photo: Beto for Senate

Congressman Beto O’Rourke is holding a town hall at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at Suga’s Deep South Cuisine & Jazz Bar, located at 461 Bowie Street in Beaumont.

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On Monday, Feb. 5, at about 3:15 a.m., the Galveston Police Department received a 911 call that a shooting had just occurred in the 1800 block of Strand Street and that one person had been shot, the department said in a release.

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Due to staff turnover at the Port Arthur Driver License Office, the department will adjust resources at nearby offices to operate the Port Arthur office at reduced capacity to continue services to the community, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release on Feb. 2.

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Jonathan Castillo | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Joshua Vega | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

On Saturday, Feb. 3, Deputy A. Lovett was dispatched to a residence in the 17000 block of Wilber in Hamshire in reference to a burglary and theft, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

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Photo: Louisiana State Police
Photo: Louisiana State Police
Photo: Louisiana State Police

One man was killed and another was injured following a head-on crash Feb. 5 on I-10 westbound about a mile east of the community of Roanoke, Louisiana State Police Sgt. James Anderson said in a release.

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On Feb. 5, Jefferson County Narcotics Investigators were conducting Surveillance on Houston Street near Usan in Beaumont when they attempted to stop a silver Chevy HHR, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

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All the students who competed in the HLR Art Show
Big Winners Jordyn Skomer (left), and Shailee Watz
Mauriceville Middle School ribbon winners

Several Little Cypress Junior High artists achieved recognition in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Contest, LCM CISD spokesperson Sherry Combs said in a release.

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