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Senate approves changes to 'parent trigger' law
The Texas Senate has approved legislation to expedite the parental right to close public schools or convert them into charter schools if they are underperforming academically.
Gun control loses: No expanded background checks
Senate Republicans backed by a small band of rural-state Democrats scuttled the most far-reaching gun control legislation in two decades Wednesday, rejecting tighter background checks for buyers and a ban on assault weapons as they spurned pleas from families of victims of last winter's school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
FBI: Miss. man arrested, accused in ricin letters
A Mississippi man was arrested Wednesday, accused of sending letters to President Barack Obama and a senator that tested positive for the poisonous ricin and set the nation's capital on edge a day after the Boston Marathon bombings.
12 injured, 6 burned in fire at Exxon Mobil in Beaumont
Twelve contract workers have been transported to Baptist and St. Elizabeth Hospitals after a flash fire Wednesday at ExxonMobil, 1795 Burt Street, Beaumont.
Details of homicide emerge
New details have emerged regarding the murder of a Vidor woman whose body was found in Sabine Lake in December.
Feds deny reports of Boston suspect is arrested
A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation says a suspect has been taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Still no answers for boom heard throughout Bridge City
A loud boom was heard Monday night in Bridge City around 8:50 p.m. and there are still more questions than answers.
FBI seeks images in Boston Marathon bomb inquiry
Investigators appealed to the public Tuesday for amateur video and photos that might yield clues to the Boston Marathon bombing as the chief FBI agent in Boston vowed "we will go to the ends of the Earth" to find whoever carried out the deadly attack.
Macke to serve as senior publisher over Orange Leader
Rich Macke has been named Senior Publisher of The Orange Leader and The Port Arthur News.
BC baseball moves game to Saturday
The Bridge City Cardinals and Silsbee Tigers have moved their baseball game to 2 p.m. Saturday in hopes the Silsbee field will be in better condition to play after hard rainfall in the area this past week. The softball game between the two teams is still on for Friday night. In other action, the Orangefield Bobcats will now host the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks in baseball Friday with a 6 p.m. start.
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