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FROM THE BEAUMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT - On Wednesday, March 14, Samantha Jackson was shot and run over by her father in the Jefferson County Courthouse Parking Lot. Minnie Ray Sebolt was killed during the shooting and two others were shot but were treated and released.

Jackson was critically injured but has continued to fight to stay alive and recover.

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“We have 10 days, not including off days,” a curt voice from inside the Orangefield ISD administrative offices informed a reporter on the ninth day of waiting for records to be released after filing an open records request with the district.

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During the April-through-September summer driving season this year, regular gasoline retail prices are forecast to average about $3.95 per gallon, peaking in May at a monthly average price of $4.01 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s short-term energy and summer fuels forecast.

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Jim Mercer of The Mercer Group, the search firm hired by the city of Port Arthur to find its next city manager to replace Steve Fitzgibbons, relayed to The Examiner last week that he had identified five candidates for the position. One of those candidates was identified and verified last week as current assistant city manager Becky Underhill, who has been with the city in some capacity for the past 20 years, including eight in her current role.

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The battle between The Examiner Newspaper and the city of Beaumont over the way the city handled the dismissal of public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges against NBA star Kendrick Perkins will continue in Judge Layne Walker’s court.

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