Mexico

A 75-year-old man who pleaded guilty to defrauding more than 500 people during his time as a fugitive from justice was sentenced May 4 to 40 years in prison for wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, the statutory maximum and his second federal sentence related to some of the scammer's incessant schemes. Harris Dempsey aka “Butch” Ballow, formerly of formerly of Galveston County, pleaded guilty to the crimes Feb.

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A Houston man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced Dec. 18.

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Temporary Sea Pen

An international team of experts has gathered in San Felipe, Mexico at the request of the Mexican government (SEMARNAT) and has begun a bold, compassionate plan known as VaquitaCPR to save the endangered vaquita porpoise from extinction. The vaquita porpoise, also known as the ‘panda of the sea,’ is the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Latest estimates by scientists who have been monitoring the vaquita for decades show there are fewer than 250 vaquitas left in the wild.  The vaquita only lives in the upper Gulf of California.

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A 45-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced June 16.

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William “The Wild Shaker” Villasenor of Mazatlan, Mexico

Friday, Sept. 23, from 6-8 p.m., a rocking charity event, “Flood the House With Zumba,” comes to the Compro Event Center, 4155 W Cardinal Drive, Beaumont.

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Firecracker plant from Mexico

You know you are popular when you get a nickname or two. Well, the firecracker plant has lots of nicknames. What does that tell you?

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shrimp

The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both state and federal waters will open 30 minutes after sunset Friday, July 15. The opening date is based on an evaluation of the biological, social and economic information to maximize the benefits to the industry and the public.

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