The News

Waiting for the judge to begin proceedings that would decide the fate of their spirit banners, a group of Kountze cheerleaders and their parents gathered in the courtroom and prayed.

Huddled in their red shirts, the Christians spoke to God.

“Yes, God,” they repeated. “Yes, God. Amen.”

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What a great name for this plant. It is indeed a “beautyberry.” More than 150 species of this knockout can be found. Some are small trees while some are medium to large shrubs. The fine folks of east and Southeast Asia enjoy the majority of the species of beautyberry. You can also find them in the wild in Australia, southeast North America and Central America.

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After almost 30 years of the same bus routes, Beaumont might be adding a few much-needed stops in portions of the city near you.

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Lamar University is joining Lamar State College – Orange Ron E. Lewis Library in The Big Read. Put together by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the program is aimed at promoting reading for the pleasure of reading.

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Vidor resident Dianne King said she was taking a break from the heat to enjoy a delicious Oak Farms “Dreamsicle” when she got a nasty surprise.

“I was eating a Dreamsicle, the last one in the box,” King said. “When I got it out of the package, I noticed the stick was broken. I ate the first few bites off the top and saw this round silver thing.”

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