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A representative from Payless confirmed that the shoe store chain will be reopening their location on MacArthur Street in Orange.  

The store has been abandoned since August 2017 due to flooding from Harvey.

Payless’ real estate department could not yet provide a date for the reopening, but persons interested in applying for employment are urged to visit https://stores-payless.icims.com/jobs.

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A resurfacing project in Orange that began in July will finally be completed, allegedly, by January. Once again rain is being blamed for the hold up.

According to Sarah Dupre with Texas Department of Transportation, the project runs from the Orange/Newton County line to I-10 and its ultimate goal is to repave the entire stretch.  Paving is expected to be finished by Thanksgiving with the overall project completed in January.

Work started July 9 and is estimated to cost $3.2 million.

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Photo by Kyle Swearingen

A barbecue benefit lunch is being held Friday, Sept. 28, at the Beaumont Fire headquarters. The benefit is being held for Assistant Fire Chief for Beaumont Fire and Rescue Christian Singler in his fight with cancer.

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Citing many defenses other than outright innocence, convicted murderer Arthur Christopher Harmon appealed his 45-year prison sentence to the 9th Court of Appeals following his incarceration in 2016. This week, the court denied all the convict’s written oppositions in light of the tragic and damning evidence that was revealed against the accused.

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As the role of TAN (Triangle Area Network) expands in Southeast Texas, so too has the role of the agency’s leader, executive director-turned-CEO Dena Hughes. 

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