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Sarah Marie Blanton

Sarah Marie Blanton, resident of Houston Heights, is set to compete in Washington D.C. during the week of June 29 – July 3 for the title of Ms. United States 2015.

Harriet Tubman on the 10 dollar bill

By Mike Fuljenz, Special to The Examiner

The U.S. dollar is the world’s most widely used medium of exchange. And it will soon become a medium of change, as well.

It seems that activists pushing to have the portrait of a woman – an actual woman, not just a symbolic female figure – placed on the nation’s paper money have been successful.

In a press release June 17, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced that the new $10 note will feature a woman.


Six people are dead as the result of a two-vehicle crash on US-69 near Colmesneil on June 24, reports DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis.

A trench is dug for sorbent boom to collect oil seeping from the ground.

The Coast Guard, state and local officials responded to an area of oil seepage Saturday, June 20, 2015, on the Bolivar Peninsula approximately 4 miles west of Rollover Pass.

While conducting a beach patrol Friday at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Coast Guard identified a 100-yard area along the beach with oil seepage.


A two-vehicle crash on US-96 at CR 601 in Jasper County has killed two people and sent three others to the hospital with undisclosed injuries Wednesday afternoon.