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The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is pictured attached to the Harmony module.

After delivering more than 4,800 pounds of science and supplies to the International Space Station, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will depart the orbiting laboratory on Saturday, Jan. 13. NASA will provide live coverage of Dragon's departure beginning at 4:30 a.m. EST.

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Damarcus Deshun McGhee, 21, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Jan. 5 by Judge John Stevens.

McGhee pled guilty Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, to the murder of 26 year old James Jones III, which occurred on January 17, 2017.

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Photo: Big Thicket National Preserve

Big Thicket National Preserve is proud to announce the installation of a new temporary art exhibit in the park’s visitor center, park spokesperson Jason Ginder said in a release.

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Fifteen students and two staff members from Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School took part in a mission trip December 29th, 2017 through January 5, 2018 and traveled to Toppa Joppa Mountain, one of the poorest areas of the country, located in Appalachia approximately 30 minutes north of Knoxville, Tennessee. Students and their sponsors lived simply and helped the poor by repairing and building homes, working at a food pantry and assisting at a children’s center and nursing home.

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Photo: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Museum of the Gulf Coast launched their annual community art contest--now open for the first time to all ages, Museum of the Gulf Coast Education, Tour, and Volunteer Coordinator Andy McCall said in a release.

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The Stark Museum of Art is hosting a reception and book signing for the new exhibit Long Shadow: The Lutcher-Stark Lumber Dynasty, Saturday January 27 from 1:00-4:00 pm.

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Jeremy Mesa Bell | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

 

Jan. 7, at about 4:47 p.m., officers from Port Arthur Police Department responded to a shooting in room 157 at the Port Arthur Inn at 3889 Gulfway Drive, City of Port Arthur spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release Jan. 8.

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Photo: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

On Jan. 5 at about 5:00 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a nightclub located on South Cities Service Highway in Sulphur in reference to a shooting.

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Keith Eric Parker | Photo: Lake Charles Police Department

Early Sunday, Jan. 7, an allegedly intoxicated driver was arrested by a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper. The suspect later fled from the scene in the patrol vehicle, crashing a short time later, and was taken in custody by law enforcement.

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Floyd Toran | Photo: Beaumont Police Department

On Monday, Jan. 8, at about 5:28 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to an apartment at 3030 French Road, in reference to an attempted burglary that had just occurred, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

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