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A Facebook group for residents of Vidor and the surrounding area is causing quite a stir in social media circles, generating some mixed emotions with its efforts to clean up Vidor streets.

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The Examiner had the unique and exciting opportunity Friday, Oct. 17, to visit the Federal Bureau of Investigation Houston Division office and speak to new Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner. FBI Director James B. Comey named Turner SAC of the Houston Division in July. The Houston field office covers 40 counties and includes five satellite offices, known as resident agencies; Beaumont is one of them.

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More than 60 officers from the Beaumont Police Department, the Port Arthur Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies were dispatched Wednesday, Oct. 29, to serve search and arrest warrants at five local gaming rooms and the home of the head of those establishments, who is alleged to have committed felony acts in connection to ongoing criminal enterprises.

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The Lamar University Police Department issued a crime alert on a possible aggravated robbery at parking Lot F5, east of Monroe Hall.

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The Gift of Life currently has availability for free prostate cancer screenings for medically underserved men Saturday, Nov. 1, at First Christian Church in Port Arthur  and Saturday, Nov.<

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More than 400 diners enjoyed a “Fiesta Breakfast” from Crazy Jose’s in Beaumont on Tuesday, Oct. 21, making this year’s Beaumont Public Schools Foundation fundraiser the “best Fiesta Breakfast ever,” according to executive director Beth Rhoades.

“This is our biggest fundraiser yet,” Rhoades said as the end of the breakfast event neared. “I think we’ve raised close to $24,000.”

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What does it mean to be a Boy Scout? Is it merely rules, merit badges and campfire songs, or is it more? Daniel Carter Beard, one of the first national scout commissioners of the Boy Scouts of America, once said, “We must depend upon the Boy Scout movement to produce the men of the future.”

But before boys can truly become men through the Scouts, they have to prove themselves worthy of the title of Eagle Scout, the highest obtainable rank in scouting. Since its introduction in 1911, more than 2 million young men have earned the Eagle Scout rank.

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The Lamar University softball team teamed with the softball team from Lamar State College-Port Arthur to raise $7,400 for the American Cancer Society.

The teams opened the day with a softball game that saw the Lady Cardinals claim a 5-0 victory. That was followed by a 5K run in the evening in which more than 200 runners participated.

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Assistant U.S. Attorneys Randall L. Fluke and Christopher T. Tortorice secured a nearly 20 year prison sentence for Ronald Seabridge Sr., the 60-year-old owner of Lumberton’s Brass Dragon Karate, who was found guilty by a jury Feb. 27, 2014, of receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography.

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U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced Tuesday, Oct. 28, that Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the Eastern District of Texas have been appointed as District Election Officers (DEOs) for the upcoming Nov. 4, 2014 general election.  The DEOs will be responsible for overseeing the District’s handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  

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