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Tanya Wilson

Rather than take any chances having a whistleblower case heard before a jury, city-appointed Housing Authority City of Orange (HACO) commissioners approved an agreement on Tuesday, April 21, that will award ex-executive director Tanya Wilson $500,000 in damages for wrongful termination.

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The Rotary Club of Port Arthur celebrated its 100th anniversary Thursday, April 16, at the old Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Port Arthur. 

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Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School and other local supporters of education are celebrating Sister Emily Bordages, a pious and kind woman who has taught at the school and served the community for 50 years. Sister Emily teaches French at Kelly and has taught other subjects including history and choir.

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Over 400 people came out to support the 13th annual BASF and TOTAL Miracle Match

The 13th annual BASF and TOTAL Miracle Match for Life Golf Tournament benefiting the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program, the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Progr

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Have you been looking for that special new friend for your family? Have you been thinking about adopting a kitten or puppy? If so, now is the time!

Puppy and kitten season is in full swing and The Animal Shelter at 1884 Pine St. is overflowing. To help you help the animals, Beaumont Animal Services is waiving adoption fees on all puppies and kittens under 3 months of age through the month of May! Stop by today and pick out your new best friend.

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Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas will hold a clay shoot on May 2 at the 1-In-100 Gun Club. 

Event organizers Effie Butts and Glenda Griffin say the event is open to the public for both experienced and novice shooters. Four-person teams will compete.

Breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks are included in the price of admission, which is $125 per individual shooter or $400 for a team of four. All proceeds benefit the children’s fund at Samaritan Counseling Center.

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Sheriff Mitch Woods accepted the donation of photographs of previous sheriffs.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is getting a new piece of art with some great history courtesy of former Jefferson County Judge and Sheriff Carl Griffith. Thanks to a bit of luck and networking, Griffith recently acquired a rustic plaque that features the pictures of all the men who served as Jefferson County Sheriff from 1877-1947.

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OPD Chief Lane Martin, Officer Michael Roush, Johnny Morris and Roderick Collins

“You ain’t taking me to jail, homeboy. I promise you that." This statement was made to an Orange Police Department patrol officer as he was arresting an “uncooperative” subject for a noise ordinance violation April 26 during.

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Examiner's endorsed candidates

Municipal elections will be held in cities and towns throughout Southeast Texas on May 9, 2015. These elections are non-partisan, which is as it should be. There is no such thing as a Democratic water main or a Republican pothole.

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Courthouse Steps logo

The Drug Impact Court in Jefferson County is in a redbrick annex across the street from the venerable old courthouse in downtown Beaumont.

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