Since Vidor Police Chief Dave Shows announced his retirement earlier this year, the search has been ongoing for a new chief, and Vidor City Manager Mike Kunst says the city has narrowed it down to four candidates from 20 applicants.

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This week, Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating five fugitives wanted for drug charges.

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting potentially dangerous dope dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes each week in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

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Champagne Room

Experience 1950s steamy Havana Nights with rum, rumba and romance during Harbor Foundation’s seventh annual Dinner for Life Gala honoring hospice spiritual counselors on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont at 7 p.m. This gala fundraiser will include Cuban cuisine, Latin entertainment, live music from Champagne Room, and a silent auction. Individual tickets are $150, and a table for eight is $2,500.

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Bob Wieland and President Ronald Reagan

Each day, 22 veterans commit suicide, or nearly one per hour. Brady Mazzola is trying to prevent that from happening but needs help.

The Orange native and former Lamar tennis player is hosting the first event of its kind on Veterans Day – Friday, Nov. 11 – at the Beaumont Municipal Tennis Center at 6455 College beginning at 7 p.m.

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Brenda Cannon  Henley

Life sometimes hits us with surprise after surprise. This seems especially true the older we become. I go to way too many funerals these days, and seldom a week goes by that I don’t get a call letting me know of the death of a friend or a relative. I said to someone at the funeral home last night, “We really have to quit meeting like this.” My friend laughed as we remembered the last occasion where we visited together.

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