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

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News release from U.S. Attorney's Office:

An Oklahoma man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Feb. 18.

Parker Ryan Little, 19, of Wagoner, OK, pleaded guilty in federal court today to charges of making a false bomb threat in an appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin. 

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Kenneth “Ken” Wayne Lewis

Kenneth Wayne Lewis, 67, of Beaumont died Feb. 11, 2016, after an eight-month battle with metastatic bone sarcoma. Known to many as “Ken” or “Kenny,” he was born in Orange on Sept. 28, 1948, to Henry and Violet Lewis. Ken and Kathleen (Cole) Lewis married Dec. 28, 1980, and shared the next 35 years together with their large, blended family.

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Have you ever wanted to volunteer your time helping animals? Thursday, Feb. 18, at 5:30 p.m., Beaumont Animal Services will be holding an orientation for volunteer services. The meeting will be held at the Animal Services shelter at 1884 Pine St. Contact Beaumont Animal Services at (409) 838-3304 if you plan on attending to reserve class materials.

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University of Texas president Gregory Fenves announced Wednesday, Feb. 17, that he has decided on policies for University of Texas at Austin that would allow concealed handguns in UT classrooms.

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Cory Crenshaw, Ernest Bost, Nancy Flores, and Jesse Branick with the portrait

Full of love, laughter, and friendship. That’s how Lupe’s remembered.

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Early primary voting began Feb. 16, and voters have a lot to consider, but after deciding who to vote for in the election, voters need only find a polling location to exercise their constitutional right to choose their representatives.

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By Kathie Platt

Special to The Examiner

 

Geralyn Lucas, 20-year cancer survivor, author, speaker and mom from New York City was wowed by Texas-style chivalry as she was ushered onto the stage during her recent speaking engagement at the Gift of Life Survivor Celebration at the MCM Eleganté on Thursday, Feb. 4. In fact, she described everything about her Southeast Texas experience as an immersion in charm, warmth and hospitality. 

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The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has awarded a $45,000 one-year grant to the Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer. It is the sixth year that the program has received funding from the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade to support its work on this important health issue and in recognition of the program’s excellence.

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Artwork by Michael Kennaugh

Artwork by 20 local high school seniors was selected to be exhibited in the 30th Annual Protégé Competition and Exhibition at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET).

Protégé will be on display at AMSET through March 20, and will then travel to selected area schools and other venues for further exposure and outreach in the Southeast Texas community.

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