Contestants in the County Finals of the 112th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in R

Sunday, April 24, students who had previously won first place at the various local level competitions held at each of the five Orange County public high schools competed at the 2016 County Finals of the 112th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest at the Lutcher Theater.

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If you have bad soil, you can still have a vegetable garden. Build a raised bed

Maybe you have always wanted to vegetable garden but are intimidated by the whole process. Until you taste the fresh-from-the-garden flavors and vibrant textures of homegrown, you might not appreciate why folks grow their own. It doesn’t have to be hard, and there are some simple guidelines to make sure you have success.

Generally, you have to choose the best location, choose which vegetables you want to grow and make yourself start small. Just three or four tomato plants will give you and probably a neighbor all of the tomatoes you could possibly use.

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A Hillister crash between an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck sent a Warren man to a Houston hospital with serious injuries, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports. 

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Grilled Dogs are made with 100 percent beef and flame-grilled on the same grill

This is the real world, and dining out isn’t always about white table cloths and candlelight. For some of us, the bulk of our food budget is spent in the drive-through lane. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want it to taste good. Here are some new offerings at area fast-food joints that have drawn our attention.

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Devin McCraney, Sharika Allison (inset)
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Jefferson County Judge Milton Shuffield has ruled that former Beaumont Independent School District finance employees are responsible for paying back millions of dollars the pair stole while employed with the school district – as well as millions more in punitive damages.

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