While another mediocre week at the cinema played out, the Toronto Independent Film Festival premiered the upcoming films that will debut in theaters this fall. Perhaps one of the most important film festivals in terms of which movies will get noticed, Toronto is where the big players come together to put together new movies deals and decide which undistributed ones will get a slot in theaters in order to compete for awards at the end of the year.

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Matt Block, managing attorney with the Child Support Division's Beaumont office, was recognized by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Thursday at the Statewide Child Support Managers' Conference in Fort Worth. Block was named "Managing Attorney of the Year" for his commitment and dedication to Texas children. The Attorney General's Child Support Division offers assistance to families that includes locating absent parents, establishing paternity and collecting and distributing child support payments.

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All Southeast Texas Medical Associates physicians can now prescribe controlled substances electronically (ePCS). A smaller group of SETMA physicians has been experimenting with this function for the past six months and now all physicians are authorized to use it.

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Coastal Welding Supply honored fallen law enforcement officers Deputy Sheriff Darren H. Goforth of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and Senior Trooper Steven Vincent of the Louisiana State Police on Wednesday, Sept. 9, by presenting a $5,000 Lifetime Membership donation to the 100 Club of Southeast Texas, a 501(c)3 charity organization that pays financial death benefits to spouses and/or surviving dependent children of fallen first responders.

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A Dunk a Cop and Link Sale Fundraiser will be held at the Market Basket on Highway 105 in Beaumont from noon until 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 25, 2015. The event is being hosted by the Injury Prevention Coalition of Southeast Texas, local law enforcement agencies, the Texas Department of Transportation, and Zummo Meat Company to support our local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.). 

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