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A woman in Orange was arrested for disorderly conduct Saturday, March 16, after using profanity at the Pilot gas station at 2205 Hwy. 62.

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Through President James “Jimmy” Simmons tenure as band director, music professor, and dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication, he brought pride to the Lamar University music program through “the Grandest Band in the Land” and the creation of Lamarissimo! He has also helped to kick-start many successful music careers, according to many of his friends, colleagues and former students.

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LSC-O

Lamar State College-Orange is partnering with the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce to host the 2013 Annual Career Fair on Thursday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the LSC-O Student Center. LSC-O students and alumni of all majors are invited, as well as a number of local employers.

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Muscle Walk 2013

More than $36,000 gross was raised at the annual Southeast Texas MDA Muscle Walk, held at the Montagne Event Center on Saturday, March 2 and presented by the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Over 350 participants comprised of MDA families, local businesses, and community organizations were there to flex their fundraising muscles.

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A Beaumont man was indicted Thursday, March 14 for murdering his cousin in cold blood after an argument over a dice game.

According to an investigative summary obtained by The Examiner, on Feb. 27, Lance Jacoby Moore, 26, was playing dice with his cousin on Dusty Lane around 11 p.m. when the two became engaged in an argument. At least one shot was fired at Moore’s cousin, Lorenzo Simon, 41, of Beaumont, hitting him in the foot.

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Narcotics officers arrested one man for possession of a controlled substance in Orange on Thursday afternoon.

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Twelve Southeast Texans were indicted and arrested on federal racketeering charges in connection with a “whites only” drug distribution ring, according to an announcement by U.S Attorney John M. Bales on March 11. Four of the defendants named in the indictment also face capital murder charges.

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While much of the banking world finds itself still reeling from the political, economic and consumer confidence fall-out of the Great Recession, two privately held Texas banks are emerging from the financial storm as key players in the Houston market and are giving the regional and national money-center banks a run for their money.

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Beginning Sunday night, March 17, bridge crews will begin the week-long process to shift traffic at the Neches River Bridge, also known as the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) says the “Big Shift” will eventually move all eastbound traffic to the westbound lanes of the bridge.

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Board commissioners of the Orange Housing Authority (OHA) have terminated whistleblower and Executive Director Tanya Wilson a little more than a year into her appointment, effective Friday, March 8. This makes the second executive director the OHA board has let go in little more than a year.

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