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Dancers from Ashland’s Affirming Arts Studio visited Calder Woods retirement community in Beaumont on Monday, July 27, to entertain residents. Resident Edith Lee, 99 (pictured), especially enjoyed the visit. Ashland’s Affirming Arts Studio owner Ashley Landry-Breaux said the studio regularly visits retirement communities in the area. “This is something that we do,” Landry-Breaux said.

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Cameron Kaminsky

Statement from the Hamshire-Fannet Independent School District regarding the death of student Cameron Kaminsky:

"HFISD is saddened to learn of the tragedy that has occurred within our small, close-knit community.  Our thoughts and condolences go out to the families who have been affected by this sad incident. 

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A local man was injured while assisting an officer investigating a call reporting a disturbance at a Vidor apartment complex on Aug. 15. The man jumped in to help the law enforcer, who was struggling with a suspect he believed was physically abusing a woman inside the apartment, the Vidor Police Department reports.

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An police officer confiscated a gas mask, duct tape, and bolt cutters - items he believed could be used in a burglary - after stopping two cyclists in Orange on Aug. 20, reports the Orange Police Department.

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School is almost back in session, and the Beaumont Police Department is offering some back-to-school safety tips meant to keep students safe in preparation of the big opening day.

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Jim Sanderson (left) and the cover of his new book, Hill Country Property

Award-winning author and Lamar University professor Jim Sanderson has released his eighth novel, Hill Country Property, the prequel to his riveting murder mystery Nothing to Lose, which follows the Beaumont adventures of a failed lawyer turned PI, Roger Jackson, who finds himself entangled in a murder investigation when police discov

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Ashley Bowden mugshot

An Examiner investigation has revealed that the Beaumont Independent School District has been paying administrative leave to a counseling clerk since April, although district officials have not answered queries as to why an at-will employee has been afforded concessions typically reserved for contract employees.

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Jefferson County District Clerk Jamie Smith

With winter breaks and sabbaticals just around the corner, Jefferson County District Clerk Jamie Smith is reminding anyone looking to travel outside the U.S. to apply now for passports at the courthouse every day from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Staci Robinson is furious. She is angry because, according to her, if the Newton County District Attorney’s Office has its way, the murder charges pending against the man she believes to be responsible for her sister’s death could soon be dropped.

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For the 10th year in a row, Big Thicket National Preserve participated in the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) program. Blanca Jones, a first-grade teacher at Sam Houston Elementary School in Port Arthur, worked as TRT from late May into early August 2015.

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