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As some Southeast Texans prepare to enjoy a three-day weekend with Veterans Day coming up on Monday, it is important to remember what we are celebrating Nov. 11. It is a time to honor our armed forces veterans and recognize their sacrifice and service, which allows us to enjoy our many freedoms provided under the United States Constitution.

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Derek McBride

When Derek Wesley McBride of Bronson was convicted and sentenced to eight years in state prison in March for killing Amber Roussel on the Neches River bridge, Roussel’s family expected the sentence to be carried out.

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Evans (right) received the presidential medallion from James Simmons.

Kenneth R. Evans was invested as Lamar University’s 15th president on Thursday, Nov. 7, calling on students and faculty in his inaugural address to recognize the strengths of the university’s heritage while also seeking to invent a promising new future.

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Betsy Arnold, Frank Broyles and Molly Arnold-Gay

Imagine what it would be like to visit your mother, whom you’ve built a lifetime relationship with full of warm and wonderful memories, only to discover she has no recollection of you, treating you more like a stranger than a child.

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Superintendent Dr. Timothy Chargois holds a press conference at BISD.

Unmarked FBI vehicles were at the Beaumont Independent School District administration building and the home of the school district's finance director, Devin McCraney, the morning of Thursday, Nov.7. Investigators had been to the home of BISD Superintendent Dr.

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Devin McCraney's house

Shortly after 7:55AM FBI agents arrived at the BISD administration building, and chief financial officer Devin McCraney's residence.

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City of Orange police arrested a total of three men after two of the suspects led them on a four-hour chase through swampy terrain and heavy woods Tuesday, Nov. 5, near the Bluebird Fish Camp off Simmons Drive in Orange.

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