The News

 

With five recent flu-related deaths in Beaumont, two of which had confirmed cases of the H1N1 strain, and around 15 deaths reported in a 16-county region of Southeastern Texas, both local and state health agency officials are urging Texans to get vaccinated immediately.

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Agriculture students at Odom Academy celebrated with teacher Will Humber after he received a grant from the Beaumont Public Schools Foundation for gardening equipment to serve his classes and other participating middle school students during the organization’s Fall grant caravan Thursday, Dec. 17. For his “Gardens Galore” project, Humber received supplies from a grant totaling $ 964.95 including shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, water hoses, all-natural fertilizers and insecticides, potting soil and seed trays.

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A proposed Confederate memorial that would display the battle flag of the Confederacy and the Confederate states’ flags near Interstate 10 and MLK Jr. Drive in Orange, a source of much contention in 2013, remains incomplete after several months of stalled construction.

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Some two months after the owner closed the Ridgewood Retirement Community rather than address a number of health department and city building code violations, residents have relocated and the owner has put the decaying facility up for sale.

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