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A tanker truck travels on FM 2067 between Austin and Victoria in April 2018.

Damage from heavy trucks has battered local roads in and around the state's oil fields, and many counties want the state to help pay for repairs and maintenance. Will lawmakers take action?

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W.C. Steinmann says his family roots in Texas date back to 1882.

The 74-year-old rancher lives in DeWitt County, between San Antonio and Victoria, an area surrounded by oil and natural gas fields. Steinmann and other local property owners say the oil and gas boom is destroying the rural road system.

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Christian David Rockwell

April 11, at 10:24 a.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received calls of a vehicle that drove off into the water on FM 365 near Hillebrandt Bayou. Callers said the driver exited the vehicle and ran across a field.

Deputies were dispatched to the area to look for him and recover the vehicle. Deputies searched the area while the vehicle was being pulled from the water. A check of the license plate indicated that it was stolen earlier that morning in Bridge City. Bridge City police advised that the suspect in the robbery was believed to be armed and dangerous.

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Beaumont ISD's annual Teacher of the Year gala is fast approaching.

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Two crash reconstructions will be conducted by The Texas Department of Public Safety on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County Thursday, April 12. 

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A 20-year-old Beaumont man was killed in a motorcycle accident Monday night, April 9, reports the Beaumont Police Department. 

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Orange County investigators are searching for a travel trailer stolen out of the Mauriceville area April 2.

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Photo courtesy of Raising Cane’s

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, the Louisiana-based restaurant company known for its quality chicken finger meals, is launching a national partnership with Lemonade Day, a non-profit organization that teaches youth how to start, own, and operate their very own business – a lemonade stand.

Raising Cane’s founder & CEO Todd Graves helped bring Lemonade Day to Louisiana in 2011. Since then, Raising Cane’s restaurants across the state have been actively involved in supporting and promoting the organization.

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Investigators are attempting to determine what caused the death of a 58-year-old man found lying unconscious on a city sidewalk April 8, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to Officer Haley Morrow, officers responded to the 2600 block of Irving in reference to a welfare check. Upon arrival, officers located Eustiseu Rocha lying unresponsive on the sidewalk. Rocha was pronounced deceased on the scene by Beaumont EMS. Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. Cause of death is unknown at this time pending autopsy.

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A Beaumont shooting is under investigation after the victim attempted to drive to the hospital on Saturday night, April 7.

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Memorial for DaShondra Guillory, killed at just 26 years old

Correction: The April 5 printed edition of The Examiner incorrectly identifies the relationship between 26-year-old murder victim DaShondra Guillory and her assailant, who targeted Guillory after the gunman had an earlier encounter with the woman's boyfriend, Israel Manuel, also killed in the attack.

 

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