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Mr. Ronnie Lee was recognized as Employee of the Month by the Orange Chamber

A teacher and a student at Community Christian School in Orange were recently nominated for awards from the Orange Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Ronnie Lee, high school teacher at Community Christian School, was recognized as Employee of the Month by the Orange Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Lee has dedicated 17 post retirement years to teaching upper level math and science to our students, including dual credit courses through Lamar Orange. He will celebrate his 80th birthday later this month.

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Join the Downtown Museum District on the grounds of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) and Texas Energy Museum at 500 Main Street for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Party from 4 - 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8.

Children and their families are invited, once again, to celebrate the holiday season with hands-on activities at this festive celebration complete with a visit from Santa Claus. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Sweeten up the holiday season with the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET), by creating a mini winter wonderland at the Gingerbread House Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 3. Children and their families are invited to design and decorate these sweet holiday gingerbread houses at this annual event.

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Ever since a group of local friends, residents and business people came together to put on the first Texas Crab Festival in 1986, the Crab Fest has been all about community. Thanks to the continued efforts of local volunteers and sponsors, the annual Mother’s Day Weekend Crab Fest/Beach Party/Family Reunion has grown into a nationally known destination festival, attracting thousands of visitors each year to Crystal Beach, Texas for a celebration of Gulf Coast style music, art and crabs. And as the festival has grown, so has its continued commitment to serve the community.

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1955 M43 military ambulance parked at the Beaumont Emergency Center

When Harold Haines, 71, of Beaumont saw a 1955 M43 on a local news broadcast, he said it brought back fond memories of his military service during the Cold War.

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Zena Stephens (center) took 51.4 percent of the vote to become county sheriff.

With just a couple percentage points separating winners from losers in key Jefferson County races, talk of a recount made the rounds as the sun came up Nov. 9.

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Dorothy Becker

Dorothy Becker was one tough lady. Long before she taught vocational nursing at Lamar University during the 1950s and ’60s or worked at Baptist Hospital and St. Elizabeth, she joined the U.S Army after receiving a nursing degree from Columbia Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Becker, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 92, served as an officer and nurse during World War II.

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Standing before Jefferson County Criminal District Court Judge John Stevens on Monday, Nov. 7, high school senior Torey Lassaint pleaded for the court’s mercy as he faced decades behind bars for taking a man hostage, robbing him, assaulting him and leaving him in terror after a night of savagery.

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This week, Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating five fugitives wanted for drug charges.

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting potentially dangerous dope dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes each week 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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Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System

NASA is set to launch its first Earth science small satellite constellation, which will help improve hurricane intensity, track, and storm surge forecasts, on Dec. 12 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) hurricane mission will measure previously unknown details crucial to accurately understanding the formation and intensity of tropical cyclones and hurricanes.

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