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Brit Featherston Appointed United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas

BEAUMONT, Texas – Brit Featherston has taken the oath of office to become the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. Featherston was appointed to the position by Attorney General Merrick Garland and took the oath of office from Chief U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap. “This is my home; serving and protecting the great citizens of East Texas has been my priority for a long time and it
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AFTERMATH: Photos from Port Arthur in the wake of Hurricane Laura

By Jerry Jordan, Editor PORT ARTHUR, Tx. -- Hurricane Laura made landfall with 150 mph winds less than 40 miles east of this town of 54,000 people, leaving hundreds of homes and dozens of businesses damaged in its wake. As flares burned from one of the nation's largest refineries - Motiva Enterprises - being in shutdown mode due to power outages, residents sifted through debris, avoided downed power lines and
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Southeast Texas on alert for Hurricane Laura’s impact

By Jerry Jordan, Editor BEAUMONT, Tx. -- Residents in Southeast Texas are preparing for the strongest hurricane to hit the region since Hurricane Rita in 2005 when high winds caused severe damage to the area's infrastructure. Hurricane Laura is predicted to make landfall sometime around 1 a.m. Thursday morning with a bullseye basically on Beaumont as a Category 3 storm, bringing with it a storm surge and minimum sustained winds