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Layla Nejad

After 70 days and more than 4,600 miles traveled on the open road, Kelly High School grad and University of Texas senior Layla Nejad and her Texas 4000 cycling team have finally reached their goal in their fight against cancer. 

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Deweyville wins tournament

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B.T. Striders Youth Track Club at the 2015 AAU National Junior Olympics

The B.T. Striders Youth Track Club represented Southeast Texas on a national level at the recent 2015 AAU National Junior Olympics in Norfolk, Virginia. Fifteen athletes from this local team competed in this year’s event, which took place on the Norfolk State University campus from Aug 1-8. The event hosted 11,865 athletes representing 43 States, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.

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Hunters and National Park Service arrowhead logo

Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent Wayne Prokopetz announced Aug. 20 that the preserve will issue free hunting permits beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Available 2015/2016 permits will be issued until Feb. 29, 2016.

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 246-694, .354
Best Bets: 16-27, .592
Longshots (hitting the board): 25-47, .531
Top 3 picks in the $: .561

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 230-694, .331
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 31-57, .543
Top 3 picks in the $: .537

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