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Shawn Fronzaglio Sr.

CORRECTION: A photo that ran in The Examiner with this news item regarding the death of Shawn Fronzaglio Sr. included a photo taken from Facebook that was, in fact, Shawn Fronzaglio Jr. We regret the error.

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A truck drove into a canal on Turner Road in Jefferson County on Wednesday, Dec. 7 around 8:15 p.m., DPS PIO Stephanie Davis said in a release.

The "1997 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling southbound on Turner Road" when the driver left the roadway, Davis said, but "the occupants were able to safely get out of the submerged vehicle."

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The Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Jazz Band is hosting “Silent Night, Jazzy Night!” a silent auction and dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church Mauriceville, 11540 Texas Highway 12. Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased in advance.

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UPDATE: On Dec. 7 at 1:17 p.m., TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre said in a release, "The opening of the new I-10 frontage roads in Orange between SH 87 and Bob Hall Rd. have been postponed to a later date due to issues with traffic signals."

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Brian Sattler, director of public relations at Lamar University since 1989 and resident of Bridge City, was honored with the university’s 2016 Julie & Ben Rogers Community Service Award at a Dec. 6 program in the University Event Center of the Mary and John Gray Library.

The Rogers family established the award in 1979 to encourage Lamar University faculty and staff to volunteer their service and talents to the community. The Lamar University Foundation maintains the endowment that provides for the award.

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Police in Vidor arrested two suspects on suspicion of public intoxication and other charges after a customer at a local Taco Bell told dispatch the parties had been inside the business "making a butt of themselves" and disturbing patrons Dec. 7, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD). 

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All three of Beaumont Independent School District’s high school campuses were rated as “Met Standard” by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for the 2015-16 annual School Report Card rating released Thursday, Dec. 8.

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The 87th Annual Orange “Cajun” Christmas Parade is tonight at 6 p.m. starting on MacArthur Drive and ending in Historic Downtown Orange on 7th Street. 

Food vendors, bounce houses and kids crafts start at 5:30 and end at 9 p.m.

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Police responded to a call from a man with an apparent knife wound who had allegedly been cut during an altercation with a woman in the 1600 block of Georgia Street in Orange on Dec. 8, Orange Police Department (OPD) Capt. Robert Enmon reports. 

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