Rose City

The American Red Cross is providing emergency assistance in the amount of $400 to qualified households in Texas directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey, according to Regional Communications Manager Ekland Durousseau, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 4 until Tuesday, Oct. 10.

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Every home in Rose City except two sustained damage during the catastrophic flooding that Hurricane Harvey brought to Southeast Texas, and, while other cities begin the rebuilding process, the small town is still literally trying to pick up the pieces and sift through the rubble they once called home.

Mayor Bonnie Stevenson said her city and its residents are in dire need of assistance.

“The city was devastated,” Stevenson said, “but, we’re coming back. These people have lost everything, and they need help.”

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Several Los Angeles police officers, prompted by news coverage of Hurricane Harvey and the flooding in Houston, banded together and ended up in Southeast Texas.

“This really started with me watching the news and then seeing what was happening out here in Houston,” Capt. Jonathan Tom explained. “We saw that poor sergeant who died in the line of duty,” referring to Houston PD’s Sgt. Steve Perez found drowned Aug. 29.

Tom is the commanding officer of LAPD’s south traffic division with 130 officers working under him.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will conduct a crash reconstruction causing multiple lane closures on I-10, near mile marker 861, in Orange County, Texas beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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A multi-vehicle accident caused one of the cars to catch fire on I-10 eastbound in Vidor, Texas Department of Public Safety reports. The accident occurred at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.

A 1965 Ford Falcon was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 near Rose City when the right tire came off of the Ford, sending the vehicle into a spin. The Ford struck the inside concrete barrier and became disabled in the roadway. The dislodged tire from the Ford struck a 2011 Chrysler passenger vehicle.

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At approximately 10:15 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near Rose City in Orange County.

The crash resulted in I-10 westbound traffic lanes being closed for 45 minutes to an hour, according to Sarah Dupre, public information officer for Texas Department of Transportation. The crash occurred near Boomtown USA RV Resort.

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An accident involving a Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer and a passenger vehicle sent one man to the hospital and closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 early Sept. 16, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports.

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Joshua Murray (inset) drowned at Boomtown USA in Rose City

At approximately 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16, Orange County deputies responded to possible drowning at Boomtown Waterpark and RV Resort at 1495 W. Freeway in Rose City. When deputies arrived, they learned that 14-year-old Joshua Murray and several juvenile boys were swimming in the lake when two of the young men observed Murray struggling in the water. The two boys swam over to reach him in an attempt to pull him up, but they were in water over their heads.

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A crash involving five vehicles killed four people including two children Wednesday evening, Oct. 1 near Asher Turnaround in Rose City.

The accident encompassed the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 and involved two truck-tractor semi-trailers and three passenger vehicles — a 2015 Kenworth truck tractor, a 2003 Volvo truck tractor, a 2011 Kia SUV, a 2002 Dodge truck and a 1994 Ford passenger vehicle, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis.

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Veronica Grant

After shocking prosecutors by pleading guilty to charges of theft by a public servant and throwing herself on the mercy of the court in November of last year, former Rose City secretary Veronica Grant was back in front of Judge Dennis Powell in the 163rd State District Court for sentencing on Jan. 9.

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