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Police in Port Arthur are investigating two March 9 shootings they believe to be related, reports the Port Arthur Police Department. 

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Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin while testifying in a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on March 7, announced his intention to expand provisions for urgent mental health care needs to former service members with other-than-honorable (OTH) administrative discharges.

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Governor Greg Abbott met March 10 with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Houston to discuss energy, trade relations and commercial ties between Texas and Canada. Prime Minister Trudeau met with the Governor while in Texas attending the CERAWeek Conference. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed common goals on energy, trade and education.

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Beaumont Police Department's Bringing Back the Memories Car Show has been cancelled due to weather, City of Beaumont spokesperson Angela Wright said in a release March 10.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is crediting the community for the March 9 arrest of a man suspected of selling drugs out of his Nederland home and for getting him “off the street,” reports Captain Crystal Holmes.

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Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Task Force arrested a Beaumont man on gun and drug charges after reportedly finding more thatn 9 ounces of methamphetamine, a small amount of maijuana and multiple firearms, reports Captain Crystal Holmes.

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On March 10, about 5:40 a.m, Beaumont Fire and Rescue responded to an apartment fire at 4410 Phelan Boulevard, Beaumont Fire and Rescue Capt. Brad Penisson reported.

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Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Phil Jenkins to the Upper Neches River Municipal Water Authority Board of Directors for a term set to expire on February 1, 2023.

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Police in Orange have arrested a suspect in the March 8 shooting of 24-year-old Centarius Chavis, reports the Orange Police Department.

According to a news release from OPD, police arrested 23-year-old O'shaquie Foster, aka O’shanique Foster, of Orange, for aggravated assault March 9 following the issuance of a warrant for his arrest.

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Several Vidor Junior High School (VJHS) students were sent to an area hospital for treatment after overdosing on medication March 9, reports Vidor ISD.

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