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Nehemia's Vision Inc. received $100,000 in funding for recovery efforts

By Kevin King Contributing Editor The Foundation for Southeast Texas announced the recipients of the second round of grants from the $1.5 million Golden Pass Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund on Tuesday, June 5. The grants will provide $320,000 to local organizations to support hurricane relief and mitigation efforts in Jefferson, Hardin and Orange counties. “This had a huge impact on our community,” said Mellie Bevilacqua, executive director of the Foundation for Southeast Texas.


Chad Cooper, sports/entertainment editor, won first place in the National Newspaper Association Awards with The Examiner’s Southeast Texas High School Football magazine for Best Special News, Sports or Feature Section or Edition in competition with 1,605 entries.

Soon to be in its 17th edition, the Southeast Texas High School Football Guide is a 56-page, full color magazine that covers every high school, both big and small, in Southeast Texas by promoting the passion, the atmosphere, the rivalries, and the community support for the love of Friday night lights.

Don Dodd, Sharon Brooks, Chad Cooper, Jennifer Johnson, Joshua Cobb, Kevin King

When the Press Club of Southeast Texas opens entries for the best investigative reports, eligible candidates from Southeast Texas’ daily newspapers, non-daily newspapers and magazines vie for the coveted honor of earning top distinction. At a ceremony held Friday, June 8, The Examiner secured both the first and second place awards in the highly competitive category.


A deceased woman was found near South Levee Rd. in Port Arthur, Wendesday, June 12.

According to a press release, at 4:37 p.m. Port Arthur Police Officers responded to the 2900 block of MLK to meet with a citizen who claimed they found a deceased person. Officers were taken to the area near South Levee Rd. and located a deceased woman. The area was secured and members of the Port Arthur Criminal Investigations Unit are processing the scene with assistance from the Jefferson County Crime Lab.

If you have any information call (409) 833-TIPS (8477).

Kendrick Malbrough and Jaquavian Mayberry

Two Beaumont men, 22-year-old Kendrick Malbrough and 19-year-old Jaquavian Mayberry, were arrested on multiple charges in Beaumont on Wednesday, June 13.