Texas

According to information from the office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, reports of a potential terror threat against Texans announced by federal authorities Friday, Nov. 4, necessitated increased vigilance by local and state first responders – as well as the public at large.

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Texas has a whitetail deer population in excess of 4 million.

The Saturday, Nov. 5, deer season opener across Texas will be hot to go, as in sweating hot, thanks to unseasonably mild weather. However, bucks in East and Central Texas are in the rut, and it’s a sure thing that this is the time to be in a stand and on point for a shot at what might be the buck of a lifetime.

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The city of Vidor invites members of the public to stop by the Vidor Public Library to take a quick photo and “put the ‘I’ in Vidor.”

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PAFD Captains Ricky Bodin and Richard Malone

At the request of the state of Florida and through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), the state of Texas approved sending resources for disaster relief in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. These resources include Texas A&M Forest Service All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), which currently consist of 30 personnel and may be augmented as the situation develops.

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Port Arthur Independent School District (PAISD) Superintendent Dr. Mark Porterie reports that there will be increased security at Memorial High School on Monday, Oct. 3, in response to online clown threats - menacing social media posts currently being nationally circulated asserting that creepy-looking clowns will be making armed attacks on various schools.

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Derik Dewayne Claxton (Facebook.com)

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are investigating a one-vehicle crash in Newton County that claimed the life of 31-year-old Kirbyville resident Derik Dewayne Claxton, reports Sgt. Stephanie Davis.

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Austin Davis

Police in Beaumont arrested an 18-year-old suspect wanted on warrants related to three separate burglaries in the Gross Street neighborhood, reports Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Officer Haley Walters.

According to Walters, the warrants for Austin Davis’ arrest were issued Friday, Sept. 16. On Sept. 22, officers went to the 9100 block of Gross at about 2 p.m. to serve the warrants and took Davis into custody.

Davis was transported to the Jefferson County Jail. His bonds total $75,000.

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Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are investigating a one-vehicle accident that injured an elderly Plano resident, Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported in a news release Sept. 21.

According to Davis, at approximately 8:15 a.m., DPS received a report of a one-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 105 in Hardin County. The crash occurred near the Little Hawks Daycare Center, which is approximately two miles east of Sour Lake.

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UPDATE: Christina Pollard was arrested Sept. 16, 2016.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) and Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas is requesting the public's help finding 31-year-old Christina Marie Pollard of Port Neches.

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Wednesday, Sept. 14, Port Arthur city officials will be hosting a Meet and Greet with four police chief finalist candidates.

This is the first time the city has held an event like this, according to city manager Brian McDougal.

Forty‐six applicants originally applied for the position.

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