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Orange County Vietnam War Memorial

More than 58,000 Americans died as a result of the Vietnam War, from the American exit in 1975 stretching back to its genesis decades earlier. Twenty-eight of those American troops identified as killed in the line of duty were from Orange County, Texas. And Vietnam veteran Jerry Gatch refuses to let them be forgotten. 

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EL PASO, Texas—The need for speed can grip the interest of a driver from the first time he sits behind the steering wheel of a vehicle, but finding a safe place to fill this need is often difficult.

The staff at the El Paso Motorplex understand these difficulties all too well, and on top of offering safe and International Hot Rod Association certified drag racing, they also reach out to service members by offering discounted rates to all attendees and racers with a military ID.

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Police say a young child drowned while swimming in a Beaumont hotel pool.

According to a BPD press release, first responders were called to the Super 8 Motel at  2850 I-10 East about 5:36 p.m. to find family members administering CPR to a four-year-old who had stopped breathing. 

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Orange Police arrested Iqdal Ibrahim Patel (inset)

Orange Police arrested 54-year-old Iqdal Ibrahim Patel for possession of a controlled substance Friday, July 19. According to and OPD press release, the arrest came after a lengthy investigation into complaints of drug activity at the Econo Lodge hotel at 2900 Interstate 10 in Orange where Patel was the manager.

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