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LaVerne Grimes knows what the motorized cart situation is like at Wal-Mart — The pickings are slim.

So on a day in early February when the 79-year-old Grimes and her friend were preparing to park in a handicapped spot, they hurried when they noticed a man on one of those treasured mobile carts nearing his spot and ready to dismount.

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A fight to make public a video showing the arrest of NBA star Kendrick Perkins was given a boost this past week when the Texas attorney general ruled March 20, 2012, in favor of The Examiner Newspaper and ordered the city to release information it has been fighting for months to keep secret and destroy – a move that prompted the newspaper to also seek a restraining order.

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The National Transportation Safety Board issued a series of recommendations Feb. 14, 2012, in the wake of the derailment of a Canadian National Railway Company (CN) freight train at a highway grade crossing in Cherry Valley, Illinois, on June 19, 2009. The report was no valentine to industry, or federal or local governments but sounded a stern cautionary note to regions with a confluence of water, railways and tank cars transporting fuel or chemicals – a region like Southeast Texas.

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When Thairapy co-owners Suzanne Shirley and Ginger Crisp started pondering what their next endeavor would be, it didn’t take long for the duo to decide to take on a philanthropic fete benefiting the local women and children’s shelter.

Shirley and Crisp have been in business in Beaumont for about eight years now, operating a salon in Beaumont’s West End.

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The Greyhound Bus Station and its iconic sign will soon vanish from Beaumont, and the building that has housed the transportation facility for decades will be sold, a spokesperson for the company has confirmed.

Greyhound will officially close its doors and relocate operations Tuesday, March 27 – going from Beaumont to the Gateway Travel Plaza at 1480 West Freeway (Interstate 10) in Vidor. The reasons given for the move centered primarily around comfort for travelers, said Tim Stokes, Greyhound spokesperson.

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