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  • Horiz for Web.jpg Spindletop Rollergirls skate at The Reservation

    July 10, 2013 4 Photos

  • Wild art-splash park.jpg Saturdays for locals only at PN spray park

    When Port Neches first opened its riverfront spray park in 2008, few could have guessed just how popular the kid-friendly watering hole would become.
    So much so, that the city has elected to implement rules to allow city residents private time to play among the treasure-themed water park.

    July 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • at201303_model.jpg TS Chantal heading west toward Cuba

    Though it shouldn’t threaten Southeast Texas, Tropical Storm Chantal is a reminder that the 2013 hurricane season is predicted to be busy by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    July 8, 2013 1 Photo

  • fourth.jpg Celebrate Fourth of July southeast Texas style

    Looking for a place to hear some patriotic music, catch a fireworks show and celebrate the Fourth of July? Then check out this listing of Independence Day events around the area.

    July 3, 2013 1 Photo

  • beach.jpg McFaddin Beach-goers bemoan lack of upkeep

    Strolling McFaddin Beach barefoot is not recommended.
    After a short time, the shoreline begins to recede, eventually giving way to gravel and sharp pointed rocks at the edge of the murky waters.  That assumes, of course, one can even find the shoreline amid the piles of seaweed and debris that litter the shore. With no garbage cans in sight, the remnants of meals and beverages remain wherever people throw them.

    July 1, 2013 1 Photo

  • Groves Standoff.jpg Man dead after hours-long standoff in Groves

    June 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • Rollover Pass.jpg Land office attempting to close Rollover

    The days of dropping a line and hooking a big flounder, pulling it from the teeming waters of Rollover Pass may soon be a thing of the past.
    The Texas General Land Office applied for a permit to close the Pass after Hurricane Ike in 2008 because of the heavy erosion sustained by surrounding beaches and other ongoing issues.

    June 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • Active Shooter Training2.jpg Officers taught to ‘charge, charge, charge’ at Active Shooter Training

    The role of local law enforcement drastically changed after two teenage boys walked into Columbine High School in Littletown, Colo., and opened fire in 1999. Though local police arrived quickly, they waited nearly 45 minutes for the “elite” police team to assemble and go through the school.

    June 14, 2013 1 Photo

  • Execution-family.jpg Elroy Chester executed, family of victims present

    In his last statement before lethal injection began Port Arthur serial killer Elroy Chester admitted to the violent string of murders he was accused of then asked the family of his victims not to hate him.

    June 13, 2013 1 Photo

  • Southern Baptists_Edge.jpg Southern Baptists expected to address Scouting

    The Southern Baptist Convention is expected to take a stand against the Boy Scouts of America’s acceptance of gay members at the denomination’s annual meeting in Houston this week.

    June 12, 2013 1 Photo