The News

“Be a Santa to a Senior” is now underway in the Golden Triangle with trees set up in nearly 100 locations across Southeast Texas. The purpose of the program is to bring in gifts that will give good tidings and cheer to seniors who might otherwise go without this holiday season.

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For 64 area nonprofit agencies, Christmas came a little early this year as Entergy Texas bestowed them collectively with nearly $309,000 to be used for various endeavors.

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Grocery store patrons are most often concerned with the products they intend to buy and utilize themselves, sorting through meats and dairy products for the most recently packaged, or passing over the dented canned good for one that is easier to open. But that can lead one to wonder of what happens to these items that aren’t as desirable. Depending on the store, it oftentimes ends up in the hands (and bellies) of those who are unable to purchase the product.

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A major accident on Hwy. 105 just east of Sour Lake has closed down the highway in both directions after a tractor trailer carrying a load, of what emergency officials believe was crude oil, burst into flames as it broke apart from contact with a concrete culvert.

A sheriff's deputy and fire fighters at the scene said there were no fatalities resulting from the collision, which actually took place a few hundred feet west of the fire. The deputy said the truck driver tried to save the rig from overturning but it hit a ditch and then slammed into the culvert.

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The Examiner would like to congratulate Mel Hebert of Port Neches, who was the winner of our Cirque du Soleil ticket giveaway. Hebert and a guest will attend tonight's showing of the famous Las Vegas style show at Ford Park, courtesy of The Examiner Newspaper and Epontoday.com..

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