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Mardi Gras season is upon us, and there’s no bigger party than the annual Mardi Gras Southeast Texas in downtown Port Arthur beginning Thurs­day, Feb. 27, through Sunday, March 2. If you’ve never wit­nessed Mardi Gras Southeast Texas, these fine folks know how to throw a party since they’ve been doing it for 20-plus years now — 22 to be exact.

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Hundreds of gallons of gumbo were boiled up Satur­day, Feb.

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The Jefferson County Fugitive Warrants Division requests the public's assistance in locating wanted felon, 22-year-old Shawn David Dages.

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For the past nine years, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services’ Prom Project has made dreams come true for hundreds of high-school-age foster kids in Southeast Texas who might otherwise never attend one of the most memorable nights of their lives.

And this year was no different. With at least 600 dresses, thousands in donations from area businesses and a small army of volunteers, this year’s Prom Project ensured area foster kids would have a prom night to remember.

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Deputies and U.S. Marshals attempting to serve a felony arrest warrant were met with armed resistance by a man with a loaded gun in the 800 block of F.M. 1131 in Vidor on Feb. 25, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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A fatal accident on Interstate 10 West near Highway 62 in Orange County at about 5:34 a.m. on Feb. 24 claimed the life of 30-year-old Joshua Thurmond of Baton Rouge, La., DPS reports.

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A fatal accident on Interstate 10 West near Highway 62 in Orange County at about 5:34 a.m. on Feb. 24 claimed the life of 30-year-old Joshua Thurmond of Baton Rouge, La., DPS reports.

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A car wreck on Feb. 23 in Port Arthur left a Groves woman dead and led to the arrest of a Port Arthur resident, police report.

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In spite of his attempts to resist police, officers in Orange have arrested one man after a traffic accident in the 4000 block of West Park in Orange on Friday, Feb. 21 at about 6:38 p.m. led them to discover suspected methamphetamine in the man's possession, according to the Orange Police Department.

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At the scene of a domestic disturbance, a troubled young woman was able to drive off in an unsecured police car and later crashed it on Highway 69, the Beaumont Police Department said in a press release Friday. She and an officer suffered minor injuries.

Officers responded to a disturbance in the 1100 block of Fulton on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at 1:31 p.m. Two officers arrived on scene at different times. The disturbance was between a mother and daughter. The daughter, a mentally ill 21-year-old, was off her medication and out of control, according to the BPD press release. 

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