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L’Auberge Casino Resort today announced the resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana created yet another instant multi-millionaire over the weekend. A guest from Humble, Texas won more than $2.5-million playing a Wheel of Fortune® quarter slot machine.    

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Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 300 block of Widgeon St. in Orange concerning an aggravated robbery shortly after midnight Feb. 11 to find the homeowner, a 53-year-old Hispanic businessman, badly beaten.

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The February meeting of the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees has been rescheduled because most school administrators, including Carrol Thomas and several BISD board members will be attending the Texas Association of Black School Educators (TABSE) meeting in San Antonio.

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John Payton was born into a Texas home during a time when the country was still operating under the “separate but equal” fallacy.

“We were too poor to have a bunch of kids,” Payton recalls of the small family he had growing up in Livingston – two sisters, now deceased, and one brother. “We couldn’t feed any more mouths than that.”

But being on the lowest possible end of the tax bracket was inspiration for young Payton, he said, since he knew this life held more for him than bread and water alone.

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Some of the best young litigators were on display last weekend as part of the High School Mock Trial Competition sponsored by the Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association and Region V.

Kelly High School, one of the more dominant participants year in and year out, flexed its argumentative muscles again this year, winning the competition and by doing so, advancing to the state competition in Dallas the first week in March. For winning the local competition, the Kelly team is awarded a $2,500 scholarship to cover travel expenses to the state competition.

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