Texas

Southeast Texas cities and the State of Texas are taking measures to prevent impaired driving and related traffic accidents during Spring Break as tens of thousands of high school and college students across the state are released from classes for the holiday.

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A 19-year-old bicyclist injured in the early morning hours of Feb. 23, 2016, when struck by a Orange Police Department patrol car has died.

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety are investigating the accident involving an officer with the Orange Police Department and a cyclist that occurred on the eastbound service road of Interstate 10 at Adams Bayou shortly after midnight.

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Mauro Cano Moreno, 30, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, around 11:30 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies observed a white Volvo tractor trailer truck travelling eastbound failing to drive in a single lane. Deputies initiated a traffic stop on eastbound Interstate 10 near the 861 mile marker.

During the traffic stop, consent to search the vehicle was given; during the search of the vehicle, deputies located 60 bundles of cocaine determined to weigh about 132 pounds with an approximate street value of $4.8 million.

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As the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) continues to report cases of Zika virus disease in the state — the number of cases was at 10 as of Tuesday, Feb.

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Every two years, the University of Interscholastic League (UIL) realigns and redistricts every public school in the state of Texas for athletic and academic contests. Along with realignment comes plenty of changes, and that’s what happened Feb. 1.

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Police in Port Arthur are trying to find two men reportedly responsible for an aggravated robbery at a car wash on Jan. 29, reports the Port Arthur Police Department.

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One man was arrested and investigators confiscated more than 80 gram of methamphetamine, seven firearms and a variety of drug paraphernalia during a narcotics raid at a Vidor residence on Jan. 29, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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(Kountze cheerleaders) Examiner file photo

The Texas Supreme Court has agreed a lawsuit filed by a Kountze cheerleader and her family may be reinstated after being thrown out for being moot in a lower court.

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Investigators with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office continue to uncover corrupt practices of certain City of Port Arthur employees, starting with city employee Shauwn Williams in December 2014, advancing with the arrest of municipal court clerk Sharon Shelvin for theft earlier this year, and now resulting in arrests of two city department supervisors, the latest on Jan. 5.

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