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A lucky group of children from Beaumont and Port Arthur Independent School Districts visited The Giving Field in Beaumont on Friday, April 26, for an Educational Health and Wellness Fair to celebrate Global Youth Service Day 2013.

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Press release from the Jefferson County Coalition for Victims of Crime:

Jefferson County Coalition for Victims of Crime Hosts 23rd Annual Crime Victims’ Candlelight Vigil

“New Challenges. New Solutions”

2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week: April 21-27

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The 2013 quarter horse season will begin Friday, April 26, at Delta Downs in nearby Vinton, La., with a first post time of 6:45 p.m. After this weekend, live racing will occur Wednesday-Saturday.

Opening weekend is full of action as April 26 will see two stakes races and two sets of trials for the Old South Derby with 18 horses competing in Races 4-5, and those with the Top 10 fastest times will move on to the May 18final.

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Beaumont Police Department Chief Jimmy Singletary (far left) and Jefferson Count

During a ceremony at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office aviation hangar Friday, April 19, JCSO honored three individuals for assisting law enforcement in apprehending two shooting suspects in a manhunt April 4.

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Michael Williams

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams announced Wednesday, April 24, that the agency will be transitioning the way it rates school district accountability. According to Williams’ statement, the new 2013 state accountability system for school districts, campuses and charters in Texas will be based on four components, giving parents and taxpayers a more comprehensive overview of school district accountability. The first ratings under this system will be issued by the Texas Education Agency on Aug. 8. 

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This 2005 photo shows the condition of the site prior to the removal action.

The city of Port Arthur and a handful of companies operating within the municipality have entered into an agreement with the Department of Justice to pay more than $1 million in damages for their role in “releases of hazardous substances at the State Marine Superfund Site near the city of Port Arthur, Texas,” announced DOJ filings Tuesday, April 23. The announcement from the governmental entity now opens a 30-day public comment period on the allegations made by the DOJ or the resulting settlement with the alleged offenders.

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Legacy Community Health Services (LCHS), a full-service, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with five main locations and a variety of secondary sites across the greater Houston area, is celebrating the grand opening of its newest clinic, Legacy Community Health Services South Park, at 4450 Highland Ave. in Beaumont at the former location of Ubi Caritas health clinic.

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While the Orange City Council approved flagpole and banner restrictions aimed at

At the Orange City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 23, the council again unanimously approved an ordinance regulating the size and height of flagpoles and banners for residential and commercial property in Orange. 

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American Airlines Eagle

In a PowerPoint slideshow and presentation at a workshop of the Jefferson County Commissioners Court on Monday, April 22, Jack Brooks Regional Airport Manager Alex Rupp offered an update on the airport and the success of the new American Airlines American Eagle route from Jack Brooks to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

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Deborah Ray Holst, right, has attended each day of testimony.

After the death of her mother at the hands of accused courthouse shooter Bartholomew Granger, Deborah Ray Holst said what she’ll miss most about her mother, Minnie Ray Sebolt, was cooking some of the finest holiday meals in all of Southeast Texas.

“This past November, I had to do it alone,” she said in an exclusive interview with The Examiner. “I had never done it by myself. Me and her always did it together.”

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