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Android powered smart devices, including smart phones and tablets, are currently outselling the other major smart operating systems by a huge margin. While published figures differ, some pundits allege that Android devices outsell Apple’s iOS and Microsoft’s Windows (smart device versions) by factors of between three or seven to one. According to Wikipedia, as of October 2012, Android powered smart phones had captured 75 percent of the market, with more than 500 million devices currently using Android.

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When Holden Smith, a brown-headed and stocky 8-year-old at Sally Curtis Elementary, stepped up to the plate for his turn at the softball toss, the youngster’s autism didn’t hold him back.

With a first place ribbon for the 23-foot toss, Holden was beaming and his father, Michael Smith, was equally proud.

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Surrounded by friends and family and donning their iconic Boy Scout uniforms, 72 young men from across Southeast Texas received the highest rank afforded to young Boy Scouts, that of Eagle Scout, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel in Beaumont on Tuesday, March 26

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Port Arthur Police responded to an aggravated robbery at Central Mall this morning when they received a call from the victim who reportedly was giving a ride to an acquaintance who then stole the driver's money.

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Orange County Sheriff's deputies got more than they bargained for when they stopped for a meal at a restaurant in the 12000 block of F.M. 1442 in Orange.

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Walk & Play for Life

Hope Women’s Resource Clinic is holding its annual Walk & Play for Life event Saturday, April 13 at 9 a.m.  The walk will take place at Adventure Kingdom at 2952 Highway 69 S in Lumberton.

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The Arc of Greater Beaumont

The Arc of Greater Beaumont will host their Stars of the Arc Celebrity Style Show and Annual Dinner on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn & Suites Beaumont Plaza. The evening highlight will be the presentation of six prestigious awards and the style show, where individuals with intellectual disabilities will get a chance to model some of  spring fashions from Macy's Department Store.

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Two men are in custody after police say they were prowling a West End home in order to burglarize it.

Police responded to the 800 block of Shakespeare on Wednesday, April 3, about 11:52 a.m. to find a woman who told them two unknown men rang her doorbell and began prowling her garage.

“When we got there, we didn’t find (them) at the time,” said BPD spokesman Rob Flores “But officers continued to search the area and they found two males in the same vicinity.”

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Corvette

Gulf Credit Union has announced it will host the Cars For The Cure Car Show and Contest in cooperation with the Tri-City Corvette Club.

The event will be Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot adjacent to Gulf Credit Union’s office in Groves between Highway 73 and 39th Street. There is no charge for admission.

Attendees can enjoy a barbeque lunch provided by Eaton Meats for $5.

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Veterans parade

 

Active duty and military veterans will be able to register early for Lamar University classes beginning with the May Mini, Summer and Fall 2013 terms.

“We wanted to honor our service members for their service and dedication to our country and make them feel welcome,” said Norma Cumbaa, coordinator of veterans affairs.

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