The News

Jessica Hill, executive director at Orange County Economic Development Corporati

County and municipal leadership met Friday, Jan. 6, to discuss the future of healthcare services in Orange County at the Orange Council Chambers. The meeting followed the Dec. 13 announcement by Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas to terminate all emergency services effective Thursday, Jan. 12.

This will make Orange County the largest county in the state of Texas without a full-service hospital, according to Texas House District 21 Rep. Dade Phelan.

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Kevin Flanigan

What bothered Flo Edgerly the most about the media coverage regarding West Brook football coach Kevin Flanigan’s very public suspension was not so much what was in the reports but what was not reported.

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Synthetic marijuana

Known on the street at K-2, spice, fake, fake bake, woo, Kush and a variety of other names, synthetic marijuana continues to plague Southeast Texas. Law enforcement officers believe the chemical compounds contained within the dangerous products, used by manufacturers to mimic the high produced by marijuana, are responsible for three recent deaths in the area.

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Beaumont commutes are getting brighter thanks to a donation from Entergy Texas, Inc. to the city of Beaumont.

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Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation Chairman Roger Kaplan

The Sabine Area Restaurant Association (SARA) will host a dinner on the eighth floor of the John Gray Library at Lamar University on Tuesday, Jan. 17, beginning with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and a special presentation by Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Education Foundation Chairman Roger Kaplan. 

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