David Parmer

All in-patient services other than emergency services at Baptist Orange Hospital will be referred to Baptist Beaumont Hospital as of June 1, 2015, according to an open letter dated Tuesday, Feb. 24, from Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Board of Directors to Orange County residents.

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An IBEW 2286 member and Motiva worker pickets in front of Motiva’s 25th Street g

The United Steelworkers (USW) expanded its unfair labor practice (ULP) strike by launching a work stoppage at midnight Saturday, Feb. 21, at Motiva Enterprises refinery in Port Arthur.

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Examiner staff with publisher and editor Don Dodd and his wife, Kristi (center)
Julie Rogers Award winner Tim Sudela

Mental Health America of Southeast Texas presented three awards to outstanding members of the community who have done what they can to give support the area and its citizens at its 54th Anniversary Luncheon on Feb. 17, and The Examiner was proud to be among those honored.

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Recently the AARP, probably the largest advocacy group for senior citizens, declared Texas as having the worst nursing homes in the United States. There are several reasons, most of which are strictly political. The stubborn refusal of our leadership to accept the billions of dollars offered by the federal government to provide adequate healthcare for our citizens is probably the biggest reason.

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Tradition. It is not just the name of the opening number in the Broadway musical where the fiddler on the roof extols tradition as a way for people to keep their balance; it is also a way we keep a firm grip on the past while moving inexorably into the future.

Word hit Austin last week illustrating that contradiction at one of the state’s leading universities: Texas A&M.

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