The News

Receiving an AT&T grant has enabled the Arc of Greater Beaumont to launch a new program for its clients, “Empowered for Employment,” much to the delight of sponsors, caregivers and staff members. This is a specially designed program to teach Arc members with intellectual and developmental disabilities how to obtain and retain employment.

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Examiner Corp. reporters, graphic designers and photographers scored big when members of the Press Club of Southeast Texas gathered June 8 for the Annual Newsmaker of the Year/Excellence in Media Awards Banquet, where the best submissions in public relations, newspaper, magazine, television, radio and Internet were announced.

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On June 25, Beaumont Animal Services officers received a complaint concerning a young Lab puppy that had been left in a hot car in front of Parkdale Mall.

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Electrician Calvin Walker's second trial on charges of defrauding the Beaumont Independent School District will start in Beaumont on July 23 after a federal judge's ruling on Thursday. U.S. District Judge Ron Clark ruled that if 60 jurors can't be found within two days of the trial's start, it will be moved to Lufkin and the trial will start on July 30.

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The Wheeler's with magazine

When TOTAL electrical engineer Beth Wheeler volunteered to serve as a docent for the Catholic Daughters Tour in a home belonging to Maggie Reynolds in the old historic district of Orange, she had no idea what adventure she and fellow engineer and husband, Kenneth, were about to begin. The Reynolds’ home intrigued Beth, and she simply fell in love with the old neighborhood where folks were friendly, homes were open, and the general atmosphere so reminded her of days gone by in her memory.

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