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Tim Funchess is a fourth generation Beaumonter and eighth generation Texan who has served as the Jefferson County Treasurer since taking office in January 2011, and in September, he was elected president of the County Treasurers Association of Texas.

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Police are investigating a shooting in the 1300 block of Church Street that resulted in injuries to a local resident, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to a news release from Officer Haley Morrow, officers responded to a residence on Church Street at 11:15 a.m. in reference to a disturbance. When they arrived, the officers learned that shots had been fired during the disturbance and one person had been struck.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition, report police.

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World War II veterans Monroe Scurlock, Charles Henson and Artie Gail Green

Veterans and supporters gathered at a variety of events celebrating service men and women in Southeast Texas on Nov. 11, and U.S. Congressman Brian Babin, 36th District, attended an event in Orange County honoring both veterans and law enforcement officers.

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Photos courtesy of 100 Club

The 100 Club held its annual membership meeting and luncheon Thursday, Nov. 10, at the C.A. “Pete” Shelton Firefighter Memorial Plaza at 400 Walnut St. in downtown Beaumont, hosted by Chief Anne Huff and the Beaumont Fire-Rescue Services staff.

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This week, Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating five fugitives wanted for drug charges.

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting potentially dangerous dope dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes each week 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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William Vinson

Services for William “Bill” Vinson, 93, of Longview will be held in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. He will be laid to rest beside his wife of 66 years, Lois Hatton Vinson, in the mausoleum of Rosewood Park. Mr. Vinson went to the loving arms of his Lord at 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.

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Rep. Dade Phelan

On the first day of early filing of the 85th Legislative Session, state Rep. Dade Phelan filed his first bill, HB 289, which would provide an additional option for Child Protective Services (CPS) and judges to cut through the red tape of kinship placement in the state of Texas, according to a press release from Phelan’s office.

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It was standing room only Nov. 15 at a meeting of The Coalition Opposing the Vidor Loop 299 as area residents flocked to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 20691 Interstate 10 in Vidor to air their concerns about the proposed roadway.

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The Vidor City Council approved the demolition of a dangerous substandard structure on Dogwood Drive that has reportedly been being trespassed upon by homeless people living in the woods behind the decrepit house.

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An Orange man suffered serious head injuries after a high speed motorcycle crash Wednesday, Nov. 16, Sergeant Stephanie Davis of the Texas Department of Public Safety said in a release.

A one vehicle motorcycle crash on Hoo Hoo Road near Highway 62 in Orange County was reported on Nov. 16 at 8:40 p.m.

The Suzuki motorcycle was traveling westbound on Hoo Hoo Road when the motorcyclist entered a curve at a high rate of speed and lost control, skidding off the roadway. The motorcycle struck a concrete culvert and landed in a ditch.

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