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Byron Bush

UPDATE: State District Judge Larry Gist of the Drug Impact Court of Jefferson County accepted a jury verdict of guilty Friday, May 12, 2017, and sentenced Byron E. Bush, 37, to 40 years in prison, announced Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham.

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Patricia “Mimi” Wylie Whitmire

Patricia Wylie Whitmire, 74, of Vidor died suddenly Monday, May 8, 2017. She was born Nov. 13, 1942, in Winnsboro, Louisiana, to Olive Marie Holland Wylie and Harrison Wesley Wylie Sr.

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On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at about 3:00 a.m., Beaumont Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a white Dodge Charger in the area of Harrison Avenue and Forrest Street.

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The rebuilding of storm-battered sand dunes and the revitalization of essential marshes is currently underway at McFaddin Beach, and project leaders recently received a necessary grant extension so they can hold onto federal funds earmarked for the coastal restoration project.

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Following an argument and rebuffed attempts to gain entry to his mother’s home, Port Arthur police allege, 26-year-old Allen Lowe made good on threats to “burn his mother’s home.”

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Beaumont Police, Fire, and City Building officials surveyed the damage to the store front of the Company E store at 6025 Phelan Street after a driver crashed her car through the front glass, Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Brad Penisson said in a release.

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Vidor voters resoundingly rejected a $73.5 million school bond proposed to build a new high school at a new location in the city.

Approximately 60 percent of voters said “no” to the proposition, while about 40 percent marked their ballots in favor of the measure on May 6. The measure would have caused an annual increase in property taxes, 40 cents for every $100 not provided for by homestead exemptions. VISD estimates the average annual increase would be about $180.  

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The ushers and nurses ministries of Rosebloom Missionary Baptist Church in the Huff Creek Community in Jasper, Texas is sponsoring “A Night of Praise” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at the church.

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Update: Texas EquuSearch reported Fidel Hernandez has been found alive, and is in route to the hospital for medical treatment.

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Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a shooting in north Vidor that sent a local man to the hospital with a bullet wound to his cheek, reports Criminal Investigator Janois Strause Grizzaffi.  

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