Texas

West Lane, Jefferson County, Texas

Shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 27, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports, deputies were dispatched to a home in the 1700 block of West Lane initially called in as a “disturbance.” 

During the course of the call for assistance, however, information was received that a baby wasn’t breathing. JCSO deputies, Emergency Services District No. 3 and Acadian Ambulance responded.

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Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Aug. 20 that Charles Grant, 52, of Beaumont, pled guilty to three cases of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Judge Raquel West followed the plea agreement between the state and Grant and sentenced Grant to 45 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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Huntsman Corporation announced Aug. 7 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its chemical intermediates businesses, which includes PO/MTBE, and its surfactants businesses to Indorama Ventures in a transaction valued at $2.076 billion, comprising a cash purchase price of $2.0 billion plus the transfer of up to approximately $76 million in net underfunded pension and other post-employment benefit liabilities.

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The Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) has awarded Harmony Public Schools its highest recognition for school financial responsibility, the Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations.

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Officers with the Jasper Police Department, along with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, the Kirbyville Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety, are investigating an apparently bogus bomb threat called into Parnell Elementary School on Feb. 8 and have identified a juvenile suspect in the threat, reports the department.

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The MdBio Foundation recently brought a hi-tech mobile laboratory to several Southeast Texas schools, teaching hurricane-impacted students about wildlife forensics, virtual reality and other STEM-related subjects by providing them with hands-on experience.

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Orange police officers were dispatched to the Texas Travel Information Center on Interstate 10 on Dec. 29 at about 4:45 a.m. concerning a major accident.

When officers arrived, they found a white 2014 Chevrolet truck driven by a 41-year-old Sulphur man had collided with two parked vehicles. The first vehicle struck was a 2014 Toyota Corolla occupied by two women, ages 37 and 38, from Lockhart, Texas. The 37-year-old was transported to St. Elizabeth via ambulance, while the 38-year-old was flown to the hospital.

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During the Jefferson County Commissioners Court meeting Dec. 17, County Judge Jeff Branick and commissioners recognized the service of two elected officials and a staff member retiring at the end of the year in Judges Donald Floyd and Nancy Beaulieu, as well as Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector employee Gwen Green.

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A Hamshire man arrested in Chambers County on Dec. 12 for burglary was indicted seven days later on Dec. 19 by a Jefferson County grand jury for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

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A Hamshire man arrested in Chambers County on Dec. 12 for burglary was indicted seven days later on Dec. 19 by a Jefferson Grand Jury for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

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