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The following notice regarding lane closures in Beaumont and Orange was released by TxDOT Monday, Oct. 5:

BEAUMONT – The right, eastbound lane of IH 10 at Major Drive will be closed tomorrow, Oct. 6, 9am-3:30 p.m. to replace traffic control devices.

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On Sunday, October 4, 2015, at approximately 4:25 p.m., officers of the Orange Police Department were dispatched to the 2400 block of 16th Street in regards to an auto-pedestrian accident.

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On Saturday, October 3, 2015, at 4:27 a.m., the Port Arthur Police Department received a report of a window being shot. Upon arrival, officers were told a woman and her boyfriend had been in a verbal altercation with a male subject, but had forced him to leave the residence. Shortly after, the couple was standing in their living room when a gun shot broke the window they were standing near. 

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From July 2013 – July 2015, David Carl Smith sent The Examiner 19 letters.

At the conclusion of a bond hearing punctuated by an eruption of emotion, including a declaration of love from the suspect to his mother and a tearful outburst from the deceased victim’s family, Criminal District Court Judge John Stevens set a $500,000 bond for David Carl Smith, who was extradited from the Netherlands to face murder charges in Jefferson County.

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Garth House representatives, including therapy dogs Taffee and Jack, accepted a

Abuse, disability, and disease can affect persons of all ages, even the youngest and least prepared. Sept. 15-16, the Valero Port Arthur Refinery donated a total of $570,000 to local nonprofit organizations that focus on improving the lives of the children of Southeast Texas, funds raised with the help of employees through sponsorship of the 2015 Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children in San Antonio.

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