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Entergy Texas crews are returning home after almost three weeks spent helping restore utility service to victims of Superstorm Sandy.

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Boys’ Haven showed its appreciation for supporters Saturday, Nov. 10, at the facility’s outdoor pavilion with a musical celebration, motivational presentation and exposition of great feats of strength from Team Intense of Intense Ministries. Foster children from a number of area facilities including Buckner Children and Family Services in Beaumont joined the Boys’ Haven group.

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Dr. Kubala

The American Medical Association presented its 2012 Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Mark Kubala on Nov. 11 at its semi-annual policy-making meeting in Chicago.

Kubala was praised for his work with professional medical organizations and his work with philanthropic organizations.

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Assistant superintendent Mark Porterie (center on dais) has had to fill in for m

Although Port Arthur Independent School District attorney Melody Chappell said Superintendent Johnny Brown is missed around the district, she refused to comment on why the $200,000-plus contract employee has been missing in action for over two weeks.

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A company proposing exploratory drilling in the backyard of a Port Arthur church has gotten the “go-ahead” from city leaders. In a meeting held at the Port Arthur City Hall on Friday, Nov. 9, elected leaders heard from Ben Balagia, a representative of the Houston-based Tri-C Resources exploration company, who was in town asking for the city’s permission to drill thousands of feet below a 400-acre tract off Highway 73 in search of oil and natural gas.

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