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Despite historic flooding by the Sabine River, the City of Orange Convention & Visitor’s Bureau happily announced that the 14th annual Art in the Park will go on as planned Saturday, April 9, at Stark Park (711 Green Ave.) from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Elaine Shellenberger, Gail Showalter, Ines Alvidres, Janet Floyd, Kristi Young,
Mayor Becky Ames speaks at the Pioneering Women event at Beaumont City Hall.

March 2016 is almost behind us as we look forward to April showers and May flowers, but Women’s History Month will not only be remembered for the advent of spring, but also for hosting the first glimpse of Southeast Texas’ Women Who Mean Business.

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Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting dangerous drug dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will periodically feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes here 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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Patricia Lambert (left) and Sharon Hendrix

A federal civil lawsuit against former Beaumont Independent School District assistant superintendent Patricia Lambert, who has admitted in federal criminal court to bilking the school district of student funds and participating in a conspiracy to cheat on standardized testing, was dismissed this week, preventing the claimant from seeking to recover monetary damages.

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Photo from Riceland presentation

The potential odor that a proposed halal meat-processing facility could have produced gave community members pause and led the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation (

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Dr. Karen Newton (left), chairman of the Rotary Goes To School Committee from th

Site coordinators from Communities in Schools of Southeast Texas volunteered Wednesday, March 23, to assist the Rotary Club of Beaumont with its “Rotary Goes To School” event. This annual volunteer effort sends Rotarians and CISSET Site Coordinators to elementary schools in Beaumont where they read books to the children. Teams of volunteers visit every first grade class in Beaumont including 14 campuses in BISD, All Saints, Harmony, St.

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Toya Pier. Okinawa. James R. Barlow of Beaumont is inset.

A special ceremony honoring a survivor of the historic Okinawa campaign will be held at Edison Plaza in downtown Beaumont on Friday, April 1, from 9-9:30 a.m. Members of the Marine Corps League and area veteran organizations will take part in the flag raising and dedication to Corporal James R. Barlow of Beaumont.

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The ongoing battle against corruption among city of Port Arthur staffers continues as yet another former water department employee was charged with metal theft by a public servant on March 30, reports the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

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A hidden compartment in a vehicle stopped as part of a narcotics investigation couldn't conceal a kilo of heroin from Beaumont K-9 officers, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD). 

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A 71-year-old Houston woman died in multiple-vehicle accident that injured another woman and shut down all eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 March 29, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported in a news release.

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