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Harriet Tubman on the 10 dollar bill

By Mike Fuljenz, Special to The Examiner

The U.S. dollar is the world’s most widely used medium of exchange. And it will soon become a medium of change, as well.

It seems that activists pushing to have the portrait of a woman – an actual woman, not just a symbolic female figure – placed on the nation’s paper money have been successful.

In a press release June 17, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced that the new $10 note will feature a woman.

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Six people are dead as the result of a two-vehicle crash on US-69 near Colmesneil on June 24, reports DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis.

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A trench is dug for sorbent boom to collect oil seeping from the ground.

The Coast Guard, state and local officials responded to an area of oil seepage Saturday, June 20, 2015, on the Bolivar Peninsula approximately 4 miles west of Rollover Pass.

While conducting a beach patrol Friday at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Coast Guard identified a 100-yard area along the beach with oil seepage.

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A two-vehicle crash on US-96 at CR 601 in Jasper County has killed two people and sent three others to the hospital with undisclosed injuries Wednesday afternoon.

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Edna Phillips and Richard Ames

Police in Vidor report that a vehicle being sought after in relation to a June 11 double homicide in the city has been recovered.

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Ely Carraway and Shelia Suire

The victim of a theft in Orange County assisted deputies in recovering two motorcycles stolen from his residence, leading to two arrests, reports the sheriff's office.

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American Legion Post 49 in Orange will host the 2nd Semi-Annual Adult Tricycle Races at the Legion Hall in downtown Orange on Saturday, July 18.

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Police are searching for a hooded gunman who robbed a convenience store in Orange on June 22, forcing customers to lie on the floor as he made off with the business's money.

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Crenshaw (left and inset) looks on as he awaits the appointment decision.

In a split vote of the Jefferson County Commissioners, the panel elected 3/2 to approve appointing First Assistant Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw as Judge of County Court at Law #2 during a regular meeting of the elected officials held Monday, June 22.

Beaumont NAACP chapter president Paul Jones said he wanted to see a minority appointed to the seat vacated by Judge Lupe Flores.

The majority of commissioners stated that racial lines were not as important as character and ability.

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Danielle Christine Culpepper, 19, of Beaumont

Danielle Christine Culpepper, 19, of Beaumont, died in one-vehicle crash in Newton County on Saturday, June 20. A 12:45 p.m., Culpepper was traveling eastbound on Recreational Road 255 in a 2012 Jeep Wrangler when for an unknown reason, she traveled off the road to the right, DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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