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The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) announced in a June 21 press release that Chelsea Tipton, music director of the Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST), has been appointed as its new Principal Pops Conductor.

Chelsea will lead the NHSO Pops for three years, beginning with his debut in October, the release states, but Tipton told The Examiner he would remain director of the Symphony of Southeast Texas.

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Beaumont City Council voted Tuesday, July 15, to amend the city’s code of ordinance Section 22.02.001 to reflect an increase in water service rates by 5 percent.

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A 41-year-old Vidor man was killed in an officer-related shooting late Friday afternoon, July 11, after his family called Vidor police for assistance

According to the deceased man’s mother, Anna Greer, her son Joe Greer was upset about ending a relationship and angrily slammed the door of the home they shared on Cady Street in Vidor, breaking the door and shattering the door glass.

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Stephenson

A Jefferson County jury took less than an hour to convict and sentence a Port Arthur man, Milton D. Stephenson, 43,  to 55 years in prison for the felony offense of Burglary of a Habitation, announced Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw, according to a press release on July 19.

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Chinchilla

Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced today that Jose Chinchilla, of Beaumont, was sentenced to 50 years in prison in connection with a double murder that was committed on June 12, 2012, according to a July 16 press release.  

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Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced in a Monday, July 14 news release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, that Christopher Dale Harrison, 33, of Port Neches, entered a guilty plea and was immediately sentenced today to a term of 25 years in the state penitentiary in connection with a 2013 charge of continuous sexual abuse of a 14-year-old child, in the 252nd District Court with Judge Tom Rugg

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Texas Education Agency deputy commissioner Michael Berry ruled that TEA Commissioner Michael Williams was within his right to appoint an interim superintendent and Board of Mangers to take over operations formerly entrusted to the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday, July 14.

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Three juveniles are believed by arson investigators to have been responsible for a structure fire in Beaumont on July 13, Beaumont Fire Rescue reports.

According to a news release from Beaumont Fire Rescue, at approximately 4:43 p.m. on Sunday, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a fire reported in the 1600 block of Prairie Avenue. When firefighters arrived, they found the front room of a vacant house in flames. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the front room.

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A 10-year-old girl died as the result of a boating accident on July 12, deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office report.

According to a news release from OCSO, dispatch received an emergency call at about 6:20 p.m. on July 12 in reference to a boating accident that occurred on the Sabine River near the end of West Bluff Road in the north Orange area of Orange County.

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A 41-year-old Vidor man was killed in an officer-related shooting late this afternoon, Friday, July 11.

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