The News

Abby Lee Miller arrives

Hundreds upon hundreds of fans were treated by an appearance from Abby Lee Miller on Sept. 17 at Dance Emporium/iRule in Beaumont. Miller is a famed dance instructor, choreographer, founder of the Abby Lee Dance Company and star of the hit reality television show Dance Moms on Lifetime.

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Gilligan celebrates after 1,300th career win last February.

For the better part of 38 years, head coach Jim Gilligan has been the face of the Lamar University Baseball. The skipper has been around and influenced the program since his playing days back in 1967, but Gilligan has announced his plans to retire at the conclusion of the 2016 season.

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The City of Beaumont installed speed strips on French Road

In March, The Examiner reported on the plight of Beaumont resident Rodney Dencklau, an independent and outspoken individual who has experienced difficulty traversing a city fraught with obstacles for him and many other local residents with disabilities.

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Today, residents of Southeast Texas can look around at area homes, businesses, and landscape without noticing apparent signs of the damage that occurred during that massive, destructive storm 10 years ago. Though a handful of roof tarps and downed trees linger, the community appears largely healed.

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Hurricane evacuations

Hurricane Rita devastated the Gulf Coast and caused billions of dollars in damages in Texas when it swept through in 2005. Beaumont and Jefferson County were hard hit with hundreds displaced, and it has cost millions locally to repair damages and to rebuild Southeast Texas.

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