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Orange City Manager Dr. Shawn Oubre appeared before the Jefferson County Commissioners Court on Monday, June 29, to request a resolution showing the county’s support for a VA inpatient facility Orange County hopes to open in Orange.

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Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez, the current head of the Mexican drug trafficking organization the Gulf Cartel, or Cartel del Golfo, was sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

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The City of Beaumont presents its annual Fourth of July Celebration on Saturday, July 4 beginning at 5 p.m. at Riverfront Park at 801 Main St. in downtown Beaumont. This annual activity offers a sensational salute to our nation’s past with live performances at Riverfront Park, a patriotic performance by the Symphony of Southeast Texas at Julie Rogers Theatre, and a breathtaking fireworks display over the Neches River.

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American Legion Post 49 in Orange will host the second Semi-Annual Adult Tricycle Races at the Legion Hall in downtown Orange on Saturday, July 18.

“Christmas in July” is the theme for the races, which will benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates for children. CASA is the voice of the abused and neglected children who get caught up in our court system. Twenty-five “off road” tricycles will be donated for foster children after they provide fun and entertainment at the Legion tournament.

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A newly released audit of the Beaumont Independent School District, first obtained by The Examiner, shows phantom money on the books skewed the school district’s financial position prior to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams appointing a Board of Managers and interim superintendent to take the place of an elected Board of Trustees and superintendent Timothy Chargois on July 14, 2014.

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