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Support from the Entergy Charitable Foundation has helped the JASON Alliance at Lamar University engage thousands of Southeast Texas students in fun and educational activities that foster their interest in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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Among the winners during this year’s Super Bowl weekend are Entergy Texas customers receiving free tax prep during Super Tax Day this Saturday, Feb. 3, Entergy Texas spokesperson Kacee Kirschvink said in a release.

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Peter Zuccarelli, 62, of Plano, Texas was sentenced to 46 months in prison Jan. 24 for conspiring to smuggle and illegally export from the U.S. in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), radiation hardened integrated circuits (RHICs) for use in the space programs of China and Russia.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced Jan. 25 that customers conducting driver license transactions may now make a monetary donation to the sexual assault evidence testing program.

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Photo: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

On Jan. 26, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched in reference to a theft at local business on Highway 90 in Sulphur, CPSO said in a release.

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On Jan. 27 at about 9:30 p.m., Port Arthur Police Department officers were dispatched to KC's Game Room, located at 3433 Twin City Highway, near the Jefferson City Shopping Center, in reference to an aggravated robbery, Lt. J. Houston said in a PAPD release.

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Photo: Big Thicket National Preserve

Big Thicket National Preserve is pleased to share a new trail experience and interpretive guide with visitors to the Kirby Nature Trail, park spokesperson Jason Ginder announced in a Jan. 26 release.

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Juan Francisco Garcia Jr. and Brandy Dickey | Galveston County Sheriff's Office

The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Unit received information that Juan Francisco Garcia Jr., 50, and Brandy Dickey, 41, were selling crack cocaine and Xanax from 4801 Texas Avenue in La Marque, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a release.

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Jordan M. Vidrine, Deborah Pellegrin, Terry J. Pellegrin Jr. and Lien N. Frick

Four people have recently been arrested in multiple child abuse cases in Calcasieu Parish, according to statements from the sheriff's office. 

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As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Harris, Nueces and Orange counties are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer, FEMA officials said in a release.

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