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Paying tribute to the fallen heroes whose sacrifices paved the way for America’s freedom and who have given their lives to protect this nation and its citizens is important to Southeast Texans as evidenced by the many Memorial Day community celebrations across the area commemorating those brave souls.

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A Lumberton high school student was arrested after a "hit list" was found at the high school's alternative education building around 3 p.m. Dec. 12, the district said in a statement.

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Inside lanes on Cardinal Drive around US 69 will have the inside lanes closed within city limits through Dec. 14, according to City of Beaumont officials.

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The City of Nederland announced Dec. 13 that normal trash pickup schedules have resumed since Harvey.

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Atayanna Douglas, 18, who claimed to have information on the Capital Murders of Kera and Kyndal Teel, was released from custody Nov. 28 for lack of evidence tying her to three counts of aggravated robbery for crimes that took place at or around the time of the shooting deaths of the mother and child.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added John Wayne Stoneham, 49, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward of up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture, the department said in a release.

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Officers in arrested three people in a vehicle stocked with methamphetamine and guns on Dec. 11, Orange Police Department Capt. Robert Enmon reports.  

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The Houston Zoo is on Santa’s nice list for the 95th year! The big guy came early to the Houston Zoo and delivered an even bigger guy – a 400-pound male lion, the zoo announced Tuesday, Dec. 12. Guests can see three-year-old Hasani most mornings in the lion habitat. While he's currently getting to know the three lionesses, they'll be alternating time in the yard until they are all better acquainted.

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Silsbee High School's GOLD! robotics team | Photo: Silsbee ISD

The Silsbee High School’s robotics team, GOLD!, competed in the Pasadena ISD VEX In the Zone tournament at the Lewis Career and Technical High School and emerged as tournament champions from a field of forty teams on Saturday, Dec. 9, the district announced in a statement.

The win advances the team to the VEX Robotics state championship tournament in February, Silsbee ISD spokesperson Daniel Elizondo said.

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