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Pleasure Pier (top), tall ship Elissa (bottom right), and The Bishop’s Palace

Galveston Island is full of rich history. Spanish explorer Jose de Evia named it in honor of Bernardo de Galvez y Madrid, Count of Galvez, in 1785. Pirate Jean Lafitte called the island his home until 1821 when forced out by the U.S. Navy.

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The Beaumont Rotary Club will host John Malcolm Bales, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, as the guest speaker at the organization’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 14. Rotarians and their guests will join Bales in the grand ballroom at the Elegante Hotel as he discusses “Bridging the Gap Between Law Enforcement and the Communities it Serves” over lunch.

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Justin Tyrone Young, 35, remains in Jefferson County Jail on a $500,000 bond facing a murder charge in the Jan. 9, 2014 death of Alexis Neal, a 22-year-old woman who died in a fatal collision at the intersection of Long and 11th streets.

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St. Mary

With the transition of Christus-St. Mary Hospital to a short-stay inpatient hospital scheduled to begin Sept.

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Tommie Woodward of Orange was killed by and 11'6" gator.

UPDATE July 9, 2015: Texas game wardens have completed their investigation into an alligator attack that resulted in the death of Tommie Woodard, 28, and investigators concluded the unprecedented circumstances of the case, believed to be the first fatal alligator attack in Texas on record, warrant no further action. 

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This image, Sept. 7, 1996, shows two views of the trailing hemisphere of Europa.

Beyond Earth, Jupiter’s moon Europa is considered one of the most promising places in the solar system to search for signs of present-day life, and a new NASA mission to explore this potential is moving forward from concept review to development.

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Norman Bellard (inset) and South Park Middle School

Concern for the citizens of the South Park community and neighboring areas led to the creation of the Greater South Park Neighborhoods Partnership earlier this year.

The group, which meets monthly on the Lamar University campus, has begun to address issues facing the community, according to Norman Bellard, assistant to the president for community relations at Lamar University and chair of the partnership.

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Golden Apple Education Award winner Michael Perryman poses with former students.

Education First Federal Credit Union has announced that Michael Perryman of Nederland High School is the recipient of The Golden Apple Educator Award for the month of June.

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Port Arthur Police have found the missing body of a 34-year-old Manor man near the location where his father's body was discovered in a Sabine Pass canal the day before.

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A woman was fatally injured early Sunday morning in a car accident in Port Arthur.

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