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Audine Rathbun

On Fridays at the Raymond Gould Community Center in Vidor, hungry hordes line up for hot food and fellowship, but those serving the famished folk face a problem. Southeast Texas Food Bank agency relations specialist Audine Rathbun told county commissioners Feb. 16 the facility is inadequate to serve the multitude and needs an upgrade.

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Dustin B. hit the jackpot Saturday, Feb. 20.

A Jasper County man turned a first-time visit into a $1,086,953.72 jackpot at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel, a horseracing and gaming entertainment venue in Vinton, Louisiana.

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Lt. Gen. Brailsford

ExxonMobil presents Lt. Gen. Marvin Brailsford, U.S. Army retired, at Lamar University Feb. 24 in “An Evening with Lieutenant General Marvin Brailsford” in celebration of Black History Month. The presentation, sponsored by ExxonMobil’s Black Employee Success Team (BEST) and hosted by Lamar University, is free and open to the public. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m.

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A mad rush to erect new tax-credit apartments in the city of Beaumont and other Southeast Texas locales has residents in those areas up in arms in opposition to the developments, decrying construction of the proposed affordable housing. 

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A Hardin County man driving a motorcycle died in a two-vehicle crash in Hardin County on Feb. 19, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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Cable St. fire - courtesy of Beaumont Fire Rescue

Beaumont firefighters extinguished a rapidly expanding house fire at a residence in the 2200 block of Cable Street on the morning of Feb. 19, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reports, after two adult occupants escaped the blaze without injury. 

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A Lumberton police officer is recovering from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 22-year-old woman Feb. 18, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports.

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Gary Martin, Laurie Revis Martin and Britni Martin

Orange County Sheriff's deputies, Orange Police officers and DEA agents arrested three people for methamphetamine distribution after executing a search warrant Feb. 18, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).

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Ed Keller, Beaumont Foundation chief operating officer

The Beaumont Foundation awarded Buckner Foster Care and Adoption $198,300 to provide clothing for children in Buckner’s care across the state. Wednesday, Feb. 17, Ed Keller, Beaumont Foundation chief operating officer, presented the first award amount to Albert Reyes, Buckner president and CEO.

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Photos courtesy of G Sharp Productions

Philosopher George Santayana said those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. But with his new short film “The Example,” Southeast Texas film producer Gordon Williams works to remind us of our past, as uncomfortable as that might be, thereby ensuring that we escape the terrible fate Santayana envisioned.

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