The News

As the sweltering Texas sun soared temperatures well into the 90s during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 25, a unique group of teens forewent sleeping late in exchange for their dress best and parade rest. All considered the top of their class in individual high school Naval Jr.

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After months of campaigning, the Port Arthur City Council is finally set with Harold Doucet and Derrick Freeman claiming the final two seats in District 4 and Position 7 respectively.

Doucet easily outpaced his opponent, Warren Field, 481-291, while the Position 7 race, easily the most contentious of any council race this campaign season, Freeman knocked off the venerable Willie "Bae" Lewis 1061-1006.

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With a shade over 1500 early ballots cast in the 2011 Port Arthur City Council runoff election for the District 4 and Position 7 seats, there’s only one day left for the residents of those respective areas to decide who they want to represent them for the next three years.

Election Day is Saturday, June 25.

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Giddyup! When a strain of equine herpes led to a temporary quarantine at horse farms in central Utah, the sponsors of the Davis County Mounted Posse Junior Queen contest in May had a dilemma, but instead of canceling the competition in which the cowgirls show their skills on horseback, they decided to conduct the show except with the girls “riding” stick “ponies” to get style points. Former queen Savanna Steed told KSL-TV the change would be good because it would better test riders’ knowledge of the routines instead of their relying on their horses to make the moves.

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During what was, at times, a heated spectacle of a city council meeting, Vidor City Council Ward 4 representative Mallie Bickham resigned his post on the governmental body.

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