The News

A groundbreaking was held Wednesday, April 13, for REB Industrial Warehouse at 15232 Hamshire Road in Hamshire. 

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A fire claimed the lives of 74 dogs at the Humane Society of Southeast Texas on March 15. Survivors Miss Piggy and Biscuit (pictured) joined Humane Society public relations and development director Monica Lee at City Council on April 12, who was there to thank first responders for their heroic efforts in response to the disastrous event.

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Beaumont Independent School District Ozen High School teacher Mary Hastings was removed from the classroom and subsequently arrested after a student-produced video showing the educator hitting another student during classroom instruction made it to a social media outlet. The video surfaced April 8, and it didn’t take long for the footage to go viral, ending up on mainstream media outlets throughout the nation.

The same day BISD officials learned of the incident, Hastings was relieved of duty.

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Port Arthur City Manager Brian McDougal knew when he took the job a year ago it wouldn’t be simple to revitalize a storm-damaged Port Arthur and make it a popular tourist destination, but he did not know about the public corruption he would have to help stamp out during the rebuilding process.

But he says he’s still up to the challenge and sees a bright future for his city.

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Two seconds. That’s how long Rodney Matthews, former construction inspector for the Texas Department of Transportation, had to react after he heard a crash and a vehicle drove through his work zone. Matthews was thrown 30 feet in the air and suffered a concussion and severe injuries, but was lucky to survive. Not everyone gets that second chance.

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