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Jamal Andrews
Melody Johnson
Annette Fulcher

In Plato’s Laws, the philosopher surmises, “There is no harm in repeating a good thing.” But clearly, that does not apply to criminal activity, a bad thing for both society and the lawbreakers themselves who, by law, face stricter penalties with every recurring infraction. Yet some Orange residents can’t seem to stop repeating their mistakes in spite of those potentially heightened consequences.

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The Beaumont City Council held a public hearing and approved a resolution meant to benefit the Beaumont Municipal Transit (BMT) System at its meeting Tuesday, June 24. In addition, they heard residents speak out about poor street conditions throughout the city, a concern Mayor Becky Ames was quick to address.

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Border Patrol rescues an immigrant girl stranded on banks of Rio Grande.

As the issue of how to respond to a recent “surge” of undocumented immigrant children from Mexico and Central America continues to be an issue of hot debate between Congress and White House officials, thousands of immigrants continue to arrive in Texas from Mexico and Central America, in particular the countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, fleeing violence and chasing amnesty.

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BISD’s hired legal guns Ron Rainey and Chris Tritico

While the Beaumont Independent School District is culling its teaching force to solve the school district’s budget woes, the legal fees budget shows no sign of diminishing.

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In Plato’s Laws, the philosopher surmises, “There is no harm in repeating a good thing.” But clearly, that does not apply to criminal activity, a bad thing for both society and the lawbreakers themselves who, by law, face stricter penalties with every recurring infraction. Yet some Orange residents can’t seem to stop repeating their mistakes in spite of those potentially heightened consequences. One of those offenders is 26-year-old Melody Johnson of Orange.

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Orange County residents displaced due to a natural gas leak at a well site at the end of Gulf Road off FM 408 in the Orangefield area are still waiting to get back into their homes while crews work to make the area safe for their return.

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Courtney Thibodeaux expresses her frustration with BISD's lack of cooperation.

June 26 was the third and final day of the Special Education hearing concerning compensation for the alleged abuse and mistreatment of 6-year-old Pietzsch-MacArthur Elementary special needs student Triniti Thibodeaux.

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The Press Club of Southeast Texas presented the 2013 Excellence in Media Awards and announced the Newsmaker of the Year at its 23rd annual banquet Friday, June 6, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel in Beaumont.

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photo by Brandi Haskett

More than 200 children participated in the first-ever Mini-Mudder Romp as part of Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown’s Great Outdoors Day on Saturday, June 21.

Children had a chance to have fun and get dirty as they ran through 23 obstacles including the Saloon Scurry, the Washday Whirlwind, and the Derrick Splash.

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office reports emergency responders evacuated some local residents after a business alerted them of a natural gas leak on Wednesday, June 25, at about 8:45 a.m.

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