The News

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the Women’s National Basketball Association profiled Beaumont native Babe Didrickson Zaharias in a story posted on its Web site, WNBA.com.

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Housing authority far removed from its days of receivership

 

When executive director Robert Reyna came to the Beaumont Housing Authority in 2003, the agency was in turmoil. Fresh off being taken under HUD control for lack of oversight and fiscal responsibility, BHA had little to work with for day-to-day operations and was the proud owner of housing that hadn’t been updated in more than 30 years.

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Southeast Texans should be aware of an energy scam, according to a consumer alert by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas.

According to the alert, the scammers are “using in-person solicitations, social media, fliers, phone calls and text messages ... claiming that a new federal program established by the Obama administration is providing a free utility bill payment.”

This is a claim Debi Derrick, communications specialist at Entergy Texas in Beaumont, says is fraudulent.

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More than three weeks after three Port Arthur mosquitoes tested positive for the West Nile virus, Jefferson County Mosquito Control says no more evidence of the disease has turned up.

A pool of mosquitoes from the Grannis Avenue and Fifth Street area of Port Arthur was sent to Austin on June 27 for West Nile testing, according to Kevin Sexton, director of Jefferson County Mosquito Control.

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The man behind Guardian Angel Service Dogs has had his share of legal problems in his home state of Virginia, and a barrage of comments online raised questions about his organization following the publication of a story last week.

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