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When Nederland Heritage Festival (NHF) executive director Wanda Hollier retired in 2016, speculation swarmed around her rapid exit, and tongues wagged when volunteer coworkers did not throw her the traditional retirement party expected after nearly 20 years of service.

Calls came in to The Examiner both asking why and offering possible explanations. From the many sources willing to speak to The Examiner on the condition of anonymity, a pattern began to emerge: hundreds of thousands of dollars had gone missing from the nonprofit organization over the years.

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Three Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School UIL Academic Teams, as well as several individual students, are headed to State competition, LCM CISD spokesperson Sherry Combs said in a release.

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UPDATE on 4/21/2017: The Port Arthur Fire Department continues to work with German Pellets Texas, LLC and Texas Pellets, Inc. (collectively GPTX) to extinguish the burn, the City of Port Arthur said in a statement.

The safest way to manage this type of smoldering is to contain it using the facility's suppression system until the wood pellets can be safely removed from the silo. GPTX is on site with experts assessing the situation, and anticipate that it could be several weeks or more before the incident is completely resolved.

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Art in the Park will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 at Doornbos Park in Nederland, featuring local vendors, food, games, arts and crafts, and a petting zoo.

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On Sunday, April 16, at 3:21 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to Colliers Ferry Park on Pine Street in reference to a 7 year old child reportedly falling into the river and possibly drowning, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

The Beaumont Fire and Rescue Water Response Team responded to the scene as well.

After about two hours of searching, a diver was able to locate the victim's body in the water, near the area that witnesses had last seen him.

- Beaumont Police

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