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Harmony Public Schools, the largest public charter school network in Texas, has shifted its application period up by two months.

Parents can now apply for enrollment at Harmony Science Academy from Nov. 1, 2016, through Feb. 10, 2017, for their students to join the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. The previous application period ran from January through March.

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Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas will honor Pat and Tommy Frank.

At a City Council meeting Nov. 1, Mayor Becky Ames proclaimed Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, “Harvest of Hope Day” in Beaumont and recognized Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas and its honorees Pat and Tommy Frank for their philanthropic efforts in the local community.

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More than 340,000 people in Texas are living with Alzheimer’s, and by 2050, as many as 16 million will have the disease. But when Alzheimer’s touches your life, the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Texas will be there for you.

But right now, Southeast Texas needs to be there for the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Since Vidor Police Chief Dave Shows announced his retirement earlier this year, the search has been ongoing for a new chief, and Vidor City Manager Mike Kunst says the city has narrowed it down to four candidates from 20 applicants.

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) collected almost 366 tons of prescription medication during its most recent National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 22. Local DEA Agent Tim Duriso said in Southeast Texas, a whopping 600 pounds of prescription meds were collected.

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“I truly believe we are fighting for the heart and soul of our country,” Jefferson County Democratic Chairman Cade Bernsen said of the passion he has for getting out the vote in the Nov. 8 General Election. “This is a defining moment for the future of America.”

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Chad “Pimp C” Butler’s lyrical prowess and musical genius may have landed him awards, accolades, the respect of fellow artists and chart-topping hits alongside the likes of Jay-Z and longtime partner Bun B, but according to courtroom testimony from the late rapper’s widow, what it didn’t land him was any money.

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This week, Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating five fugitives wanted for drug charges.

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting potentially dangerous dope dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes each week in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

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A horse died of gunshot wounds that became infected, Beaumont Animal Services reports, and police are searching for the shooter.

A Beaumont Animal Control officer was called to the 1000 block of Pollard Street just off Pine Street on Beaumont north side to check on an injured horse Monday, Oct. 24. The officer found a one-year-old buckskin filly with what appeared to be .22 caliber bullet holes in two places on the right rear buttocks. The complainant told officers that the injury possibly occurred Sunday, Oct. 23.

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A motorist died after a one-car accident on US 69 near Woodville, the Texas Department of Public Safety reports.

The accident occurred in Tyler County on Wednesday, Nov. 2, about 2 p.m., approximately five miles south of Woodville.

A 2014 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling southbound on US 69. For an unknown reason, the driver crossed the center dividing line, overcorrected and drove off the roadway. After traveling off the roadway, the vehicle struck a tree.

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