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Ed Keller, Beaumont Foundation chief operating officer

The Beaumont Foundation awarded Buckner Foster Care and Adoption $198,300 to provide clothing for children in Buckner’s care across the state. Wednesday, Feb. 17, Ed Keller, Beaumont Foundation chief operating officer, presented the first award amount to Albert Reyes, Buckner president and CEO.

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Photos courtesy of G Sharp Productions

Philosopher George Santayana said those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. But with his new short film “The Example,” Southeast Texas film producer Gordon Williams works to remind us of our past, as uncomfortable as that might be, thereby ensuring that we escape the terrible fate Santayana envisioned.

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Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting dangerous drug dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will periodically feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes here in High Five.

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News release from U.S. Attorney's Office:

An Oklahoma man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Feb. 18.

Parker Ryan Little, 19, of Wagoner, OK, pleaded guilty in federal court today to charges of making a false bomb threat in an appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin. 

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Kenneth “Ken” Wayne Lewis

Kenneth Wayne Lewis, 67, of Beaumont died Feb. 11, 2016, after an eight-month battle with metastatic bone sarcoma. Known to many as “Ken” or “Kenny,” he was born in Orange on Sept. 28, 1948, to Henry and Violet Lewis. Ken and Kathleen (Cole) Lewis married Dec. 28, 1980, and shared the next 35 years together with their large, blended family.

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