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Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that Brothers Market & Meat Mart in Houston has been closed down for violating the terms of a temporary injunction. The original lawsuit was filed after several undercover investigations by the Houston Police Department Narcotics Division uncovered and seized synthetic drugs sold through the location.

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Little Cypress-Mauriceville students have recently made significant achievements in debate, band, and in their service projects, according to recent statements from LCM CISD Community Relations Coordinator Sherry Combs.

Debate:

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Port Arthur police were dispatched to Villa Main Apartment complex on Dec. 8 at 10:55 p.m due to reported gunfire.

Officers discovered a man and woman had a physical altercation with other people in the apartment parking lot. During the incident, a man pointed a handgun at the 911 caller and shot his car multiple times as he was trying to leave the scene, causing him to hit several other cars in the lot. The suspect fled the scene prior to officer's arrival.

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Dow Jones Business News reported the following:

Exxon Mobil Corp. ( XOM ) reported a hydrocracker problem at its refinery in Beaumont, Texas. "Hydrocracker unit experienced an upset due to an electrical malfunction," the refinery said in a statement to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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Port Arthur police officers were dispatched to a "strong arm robbery" at the Ideal Washateria and Gameroom at 1039 10th Avenue on Dec. 12 at 9:37 a.m.

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Beaumont police officers responding to the Magic Touch Game Room at 3010 Washington Boulevard discovered the clerk was shot during an aggravated robbery Monday, Dec. 12.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers will be stepping up enforcement efforts to help ensure safety on the roadways this holiday season, according to a release from Sgt. Stephanie Davis on Dec. 13.

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Friday, Dec. 9, turned out to be a special day for one third grader at Little Cypress Elementary.

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Attorney General Ken Paxton filed Dec. 13 in support of a petition for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the Court to take up Texas’ voter ID law and correct the Fifth Circuit’s misguided ruling that the law violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The reply explains that the plaintiffs in the case got unprecedented access to internal legislative materials, yet still could not produce any evidence of intentional discrimination in the voter ID law.

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Several Port Arthur first responders honored retired officer Thomas E. Baxter for nearly 40 years of service at Rose Place Senior Assisted Living on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The breakfast was honoring “Port Arthur’s finest,” PAPD Detective and canine handler Mark Holmes said in a release on Dec. 5.

Chief of Police Patrick Melvin, who took office in October, also attended.

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