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More than two years after an expected date of completion, the troubled Concord Road widening project in Beaumont is still ongoing and still sparking complaints from small business owners with storefronts facing the road. Their businesses, they say, have been hurt by the construction and its repeated delays.

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Underweight, perpetually chained up and left with dirty water and no shelter – that’s how city of Beaumont Animal Services officers described the state of more than a dozens dogs rescued from a North End residence July 29.

The dogs’ owner, Joyce Hockless, said that she loved the animals and tried to care for them to the best of her ability.

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You’re in class or at your office toiling away quietly when a loud noise shatters the silence. It sounds like a loud crack or bang, a report. Then, you hear another, and another and another. You suddenly realize it’s gunfire. Now what?

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Defense attorneys gather to commemorate July 4 holiday

 “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness – that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

— Declaration of Independence

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Wienerschnitzel has signed a long-term lease on the former Jack in the Box freestanding building at 190 S. Main Street in Lumberton. The announcement was made by Debbie Cowart, sales agent at Coldwell Banker Commercial, the real estate company marketing the property.

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Lamar University women’s golf coach Jessica Steward announced the team’s 2016-17 schedule. It’s a slate that will definitely challenge the four-time defending Southland Conference champion Cardinals.

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Judge Cory Crenshaw and Michael Rethmeyer (inset)

Month after month, filing after filing, Friendswood resident Michael Rethmeyer has been fighting misdemeanor DWI and possession of marijuana charges in the Jefferson County Courthouse.

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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.

“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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Photo by Stephanie Adams/Houston Zoo

UPDATE: (Aug. 11, 2016) – The Houston Zoo’s baby sea lion has a name! The six-week-old female California sea lion has been named TJ by two of the zoo’s donors. Joe and Cathy Cleary won the honor of naming the pup at the zoo’s annual fundraising gala in April--Zoo Ball.

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A convenience store in Orange turned over a $20 bill and two $10 bills to police June 30 after discovering the currency wasn't real cash, but counterfeit.

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