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Granger sentenced to death in courthouse shooting
After disrupting his capital murder trial several times with profanity-filled outbursts, a Texas man erupted in one final chaotic fit when a jury sentenced him to death on Tuesday for killing a bystander while trying to shoot his daughter outside a courthouse.
Bartholomew Granger’s courtroom rants against his daughter, prosecutors and the judge had intensified since he was convicted last week of capital murder in the death of 79-year-old Minnie Ray Sebolt, who was walking outside the courthouse in Beaumont when she was shot in March 2012.
BREAKING NEWS: Gas line rupture in Nederland has been fixed
A 4-inch gas line in Nederland was ruptured near 12th and Atlanta at around 9:24 a.m. Tuesday. Texas Gas Company associates are on scene and have managed to shut down the leak. Nederland Fire Department is on hand as a precaution in case the gas is ignited.
Streets around the area are being blocked as a precaution.
Check back as more information becomes available.
Brooks airport falls short
After nearly three months of operation, Jack Brooks Regional Airport has so far failed to meet its monthly minimum revenue guarantee.
'Let Kreedom Ring'
'American Idol' star and Woodville native Kree Harrison comes home for an action-packed weekend in Southeast Texas.
Kree Harrison homecoming concert, parade Saturday
Southeast Texas will have an opportunity to celebrate since “American Idol” contestant and Woodville native Kree Harrison has made it into the final three.
Harrison will return to Woodville Saturday, kicking off the hometown festivities with a Q&A at the Wesley Center of Woodville UMC at 8 a.m., that will be followed by a parade down Hwy 190 in Woodville at 10 a.m. The parade will start at Kelly St. and end at Charlton St.
Following the hometown celebration Harrison will then hold a free concert at Ford Park in Beaumont beginning at 3:30 p.m. with doors opening at 2:30 p.m.
Kree to give free concert, if she gets votes
"American Idol" contestant Kree Harrison could perform at Ford Park in Beaumont Saturday if she gets enough votes to land her in the Top 3 after Wednesday's show. Click headline for more ...
Groves hospital locks doors
Locked doors, an empty parking lot and unanswered phone lines say what officials at Renaissance Hospital Groves have not — that the facility is, at least temporarily, not taking patients.
On Monday, the 49-bed general and medical facility at 5500 39th St., in Groves was closed.
George Jones, country superstar, has died at 81
George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” has died. He was 81.
Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, according to his publicist Kirt Webster. He had been hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure, forcing him to postpone two shows.
Mayoral candidates speak at forum
• “I love my city, and when you love something, you want to see it grow,” Mayor Deloris "Bobbie" Prince.
• “At this time, I feel the city of Port Arthur just needs a change,” Candidate Harold Underwood.
• “I know that I can do this job because I really care for the people,” Candidate Lowra Reado-Harrison.
Boston bomb suspect captured, brother killed
“We got him,” Boston Mayor Tom Menino tweeted. A cheer erupted from a crowd gathered near the scene. “CAPTURED!!!” police added later. “The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody.”
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