Southeast Texas

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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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) issued an Ozone Action Day for the Beaumont-Port Arthur area for Monday, May 7, warning residents to be aware of the dangers associated with the event.

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The Orange County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has issued a winter weather advisory in effect for all of Southeast Texas and Southwest, South Central and Central Louisiana Jan. 16.

According to the advisory, up to an inch of snow could fall in the area, mainly north of the Highway 190 corridor. While lighter accumulations of snow and ice are expected further South, bridges, overpasses and elevated roads area-wide could become icy later today and early tonight.

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What makes someone legendary? While many have achieved academic accomplishments, career milestones and high socioeconomic status, only a few have set themselves apart with a magnitude of selflessness that they will truly be remembered for generations to come.

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The deadline to apply for American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey financial assistance is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

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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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In Southeast Texas, “Our man Jack” was known as a devout family man and people’s politician whose name is so revered we’ve used it to adorn our federal courthouse as well as the Southeast Texas airport, but the late Congressman Jack Brooks is remembered with honor in other parts of the country as well.

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In a time of tremendous loss and dire need in Southeast Texas following Hurricane Harvey, Jon Huntsman Sr., founder and executive chairman of the Huntsman Corporation, has responded and is issuing a challenge to other business leaders — give.

In a special press conference Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Jefferson County Courthouse, which was still closed for business due to Hurricane Harvey, Huntsman announced that he wanted to help get Southeast Texans back on their feet.

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