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The Anahuac High School Engineering Design High Altitude Rocket Team traveled to Whites Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to attempt to launch their rocket project. The goal of the project is to launch up to a 35-pound payload to 100,000 feet in altitude.

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Young people in the United Methodist Action Reach-out Ministry by Youth (UM ARMY) from the Richmond/Rosenberg area southwest of Houston this year performed their annual one-week summer volunteer outreach camp in Southeast Texas. Included were 23 ninth graders, 14 tenth graders, 19 eleventh graders, 16 twelfth graders, 6 college-aged youth leaders and 53 adults.

United Methodist mission outreach has sign-ups each spring. Corporate offices of UM ARMY have connections in communities to find homes needing assistance. 

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Francisco ‘Paco’ Chavez with his three children David, Emmanuel and Alexia.

Randy Blanchard, although pleading guilty and negotiating sentencing for the crime of driving drunk and killing a man four years ago, was able to delay punishment yet again pursuant to a proceeding in Judge Raquel West’s 252nd District Court in Jefferson County on Monday, July 11.

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Police in Vidor arrested an Orange resident for multiple outstanding warrants after the motorcyclist's showboating warranted a traffic stop July 13, reports Officer Lee Brading of the Vidor Police Department. 

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A suspect identified by police as a member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) was arrested in Vidor July 8 for public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia after callers reported the man was harassing female passersby, asking if they were "looking for a good time."

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Lamar State College Port Arthur has been selected as one of just 68 institutions of higher education from across the nation to take part in the Second Chance Pell Grant program, announced the Department of Education on Friday, June 24.

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The staff of Big Thicket National Preserve invites everyone to explore the thicket by taking advantage of the ranger-led programs being offered in the months of May-August.

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Bob Wortham

A backlog of felony cases in the Jefferson County Courthouse has Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham looking for outside-the-box initiatives to expedite justice.

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Fire Station No. 11

During a meeting July 12, the Beaumont City Council unanimously approved an earnest money contract for the sale of the historic Fire Station No. 11 on Sabine Pass Avenue, and City Manager Kyle Hayes addressed concerns that firefighters waiting for the completion of the new No. 11 may not have a place to work now.

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Fire Station No. 11

During a meeting July 12, the Beaumont City Council unanimously approved an earnest money contract for the sale of the historic Fire Station No. 11 on Sabine Pass Avenue, and City Manager Kyle Hayes addressed concerns that firefighters waiting for the completion of the new No. 11 may not have a place to work now.

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