The News

Last week, The Examiner revealed the problem of numerous illegal gambling dens spreading throughout the area and their negative impact on the community, particularly gambling addicts and the area’s most vulnerable residents. But the poor and the elderly are not the only ones affected by the area’s saturation of game rooms, which are filled with machines known collectively as eight-liners. Legitimate owners of legal businesses also suffer.

Not-so-booming business

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The invoice, in a white business envelope with a window on the front, looks legitimate. The first indication something is not quite right it is the postage mark indicating it is pre-sorted bulk mail – unusual for an invoice. The document itself, purporting to be from US-Telecom, looks like a standard invoice with your firm’s name and address, a reference number and a notation that you owe $425 for a Telecom Maintenance Agreement with the terms listed as “Net 30 Days.”

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For the second time in less than a year, there was an accidental release of the chemical aniline at the DuPont Beaumont Works site on Texas 347 between Beaumont and Nederland.

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A promised “zombie invasion” this past summer came and went with more than a few hitches but without any apocalyptic catastrophe – until it came time to pay the bill.

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Because of widespread interest, Lamar University’s presentation of “An Evening with Thomas Jefferson on the American Presidency” will move to the University Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The program will feature historical scholar Bill Barker, acclaimed as the nation’s best Jefferson interpreter.

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