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Two seconds. That’s how long Rodney Matthews, former construction inspector for the Texas Department of Transportation, had to react after he heard a crash and a vehicle drove through his work zone. Matthews was thrown 30 feet in the air and suffered a concussion and severe injuries, but was lucky to survive. Not everyone gets that second chance.

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Look for the new spring issue of Vital Signs magazine this month. The magazine highlights the medical industry in Southeast Texas and also includes fitness tips and healthy recipes. It is distributed in physicians’ offices, at local hospital waiting rooms, pharmacies, and other locations across Southeast Texas. 

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Veronica “Bunny” Wimberly (left) and Anita Seegers (right)

If they were engaged in combat, a steno machine would be the best weapon for these two court reporters. As guardians of the record, their jobs required the skill and knowledge gained through their 60 years of combined service. March 31, Veronica “Bunny” Wimberly and Anita Seegers retired after 33 and 27 years serving Jefferson County, respectively

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A Port Arthur police officer involved in a single-car accident near Valero in Port Arthur April 8 could face criminal charges pending an investigation, according to Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis.

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Beaumont firefighters made quick work of a blaze after receiving a call of a fire at Doguet's Rice Mill on April 12, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reports.

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An officer investigating a parked car at Lion's Den Park after hours April 11 arrested a Houston woman with numerous local outstanding warrants, reports the Orange Police Department.

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The Houston Zoo and the Wildlife Conservation Network will partner to host a full-day Saving Wildlife Expo at the zoo April 23 inside the Brown Conservation Education Center.

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The time has finally come! After years raising funds and planning, the renovation of the historic Southern Pacific Depot at 1210 Green Avenue in Orange is scheduled to begin this Spring. The Friends of the Orange Depot is inviting everyone to come out and join them at the depot for a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the momentous occasion on April 23 at 10 a.m.

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Officers with the Orange Police Department and deputies from the Orange County Sheriff's Office teamed up to execute a search warrant on April 11, arresting the resident of the home after discovering what they believe to be methamphetamine and marijuana.

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The increased number of stranded stillborn and juvenile dolphins found in the Gulf of Mexico from 2010 to 2013 were likely caused by chronic illnesses in mothers who were exposed to oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, scientists said April 12, 2016

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