The News

The Examiner has confirmed through multiple sources that the USW has recommended approval of an agreement with Shell Oil on contract negotiations. Although there was a national agreement, each local union must ratify the agreement.

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The trim red trailer parked in front of the H-E-B on Highway 347 in Groves has the name “Al Sabor de Mexico” emblazoned on the side and offers the usual assortment of tacos, tortas, burritos and tamales.

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It was going to be a fantastic weekend. Gary and Lisa Naquin, married since 2001, together since 1997, had a surprise in store last Friday, Jan. 27, for their two boys, 11-year-old Tylor and 5-year-old Caden. Both had received straight A’s on their report cards the week prior, and Gary wanted to do something special for them.

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When a halfway house asked for permission to locate up to 20 more sex offenders in Beaumont’s north end, community activists felt the need to speak out. The Old Town residential neighborhood already had more than its fair share of blight to contend with, opponents told elected city leaders and zoning commissioners — not to mention nearly 200 other sex offenders already housed a short stroll from schools, HUD-funded apartment complexes, a park, city swimming pool, football stadium and the school district’s bus depot.

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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice on Jan. 23 to compel enforcement of the state’s new voter ID law approved by the Legislature last year, which requires voters to show government-issued photo identification before voting.

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