Ross Smith, 53, of Orange has been arrested in an aggravated robbery with a knif

UPDATE 8/26/2015: Officers have arrested 53-year-old Ross Smith of Orange for aggravated robbery in relation to the incident caught on camera, OPD reported Aug. 26. According to the report, Smith was identified from the video and an arrest warrant was served at about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

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At approximately 2:15 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 24, officers with the Beaumont Police Department responded to the 5500 block of Calder in reference to an alarm and were soon notified that a robbery had just occurred at the convenient store. According to the clerk, a black male 5’7” approximately 160 lbs, dressed in all black and wearing a camouflage mask and gloves entered the store with a pistol and demanded money from the clerk.

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This has been a tough first year. My life in the great state of Texas reads like a fairy tale and I always planned for and expected the “happily ever after” part. Didn’t work out quite like I planned. My husband of nearly a decade, who was my earnest cowboy hero, died a year ago on Aug. 16 after a terrific and fierce battle with cancer. Throughout the treatments and the after effects, I thought right up until the very end that he would get better.

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Under an asparagus fern’s ‘delicate’ mound of bright green are tiny thorns.

When is a fern not a fern? Well, we all call this plant “asparagus fern,” but no, it’s not actually a fern at all. You can count on this plant with cascading foliage to be super hardy, green and lush even through our summers of relentless heat.

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Recently, the Opinion page of the New York Times included a brief description of the problem facing primary care physicians who are confronted by a patient who wants a narcotic pain medication. When I started practicing medicine over 40 years ago, doctors ordered urine drug screens in order to discover patients who were taking street drugs such as marijuana, heroin, etc. Today, urine drug screens are being recommended and/or required to discover patients who are NOT taking their prescription pain medication and other drugs that have a high potential for abuse.

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