Nederland

Youth pastor Albert Clavijo and his friend Matt Kennedy set up the Little Free P
Clavijo regularly sees homeless people digging food out of dumpsters behind the

For a pastor in Mid-County, the problem was plain to see, right there on the other side of his fence.

“I live right here on this back road, and so I see homeless people all the time pushing their carts back there, checking these dumpsters,” said Albert Clavijo, youth pastor at Triumph Church.

Homeless people wander behind the Plaza shopping center off Highway 365 and US 69 regularly, searching for food, Clavijo said. And the need is great in Mid-County.

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Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School’s Team Force came ready to play March 8, as they held their annual basketball game against the Nederland Dynamo Dogs, LCM CISD Community Relations Specialist Sherry Combs said in a release. 

Having lost the last three years, the team was determined to bring home the trophy, and that they did with a 28 to 20 victory against the Dogs. Fellow classmates cheered the team on and the encouragement, determination and coaching from some of the varsity basketball team, carried the day. Dr. Jim Armstrong officiated the game.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is crediting the community for the March 9 arrest of a man suspected of selling drugs out of his Nederland home and for getting him “off the street,” reports Captain Crystal Holmes.

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A highly anticipated event on the crowded festival calendar arrives in Mid-County on March 14. The 44th annual Nederland Heritage Festival welcomes 100,000 friends and neighbors through March 19 for an annual outpouring of fun, entertainment, music, crafts and carnival rides, as well as a delicious array of fair food.

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On Feb. 14 about 7:15 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to an auto-pedestrian crash on Highway 347 in Nederland. The crash occurred just north of 4th Avenue, TxDPS Sgt.

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Cole Jesse Sinclair

Feb. 3 at 11:07 p.m., Lumberton Police officers were called to Whataburger, 401 N Main St., in reference to a possible intoxicated driver, Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins reported Feb. 6.

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Nederland Police Chief Darrell Bush

A series of car break-ins in Nederland and Port Neches over the last several months have prompted action from some of the residents.

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Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office seized marijuana, pot plants and firearms during an investigation Jan. 23, reportedly resulting in drug and weapon charges against an area teen, reports Deputy Marcus McLellan.

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According to information from Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas Brit Featherston, a 42-year-old Beaumont-based federal prison chaplain pleaded guilty to bribery on Thursday, Jan. 19.

Eric S. Patrick, of Nederland, pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with bribery of a public official before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn.

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Gladys Wojcik, owner of Nederland Jewelers in Beaumont, with jewelry designer Gr

Gregg Ruth has been creating designer jewelry for three decades, with stores in New York City and California. He made one of his regular trips to Southeast Texas and Louisiana, visiting Nederland Jewelers in Beaumont on Dec. 21 to meet with local collectors.

Ruth is well known for his colored stones, especially his pink and yellow diamonds. All of his pieces are unique and issued in a limited edition. 

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