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American Legion Post 49 in Orange will host the second Semi-Annual Adult Tricycle Races at the Legion Hall in downtown Orange on Saturday, July 18.

“Christmas in July” is the theme for the races, which will benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates for children. CASA is the voice of the abused and neglected children who get caught up in our court system. Twenty-five “off road” tricycles will be donated for foster children after they provide fun and entertainment at the Legion tournament.

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A newly released audit of the Beaumont Independent School District, first obtained by The Examiner, shows phantom money on the books skewed the school district’s financial position prior to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams appointing a Board of Managers and interim superintendent to take the place of an elected Board of Trustees and superintendent Timothy Chargois on July 14, 2014.

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Shaun Arceneaux and Robert Williamson

For the second time in the span of a week, a citizen has assisted officers in the capture of suspects fleeing from the scene of a crime in Orange County.

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The City of Beaumont will be hosting its annual Fourth of July Celebration on Saturday, July 4, at Riverfront Park in downtown Beaumont. 

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Police in Orange are searching for an armed robbery suspect caught on tape while holding up Sun Loan, located at 1104 16th St., on June 30.

According to a news release from the Orange Police Department, officers responded to the robbery at 3:38 p.m. A black male suspect reportedly entered the business armed with a rifle and demanded money. He fled on foot behind the building with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured during the incident, reports OPD.

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After numerous reports of taxpayers being called or someone coming to their door to collect money, the Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector is warning members of the community to be aware of people that are going door to door or calling by telephone in an attempt to collect property taxes.

"My office does not go to a taxpayer's home or make collection phone calls," Allison Nathan Getz said in a release.

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Boyd Gaming Corporation today announced a $45 million expansion of Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel in Vinton, Louisiana.

Set for completion at the end of 2016, the centerpiece of the project is a new hotel tower, featuring 167 additional guest rooms and suites.  Boyd Gaming also plans to redesign all 200 existing rooms at the property, providing a fresh new look and feel to the hotel.

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A Beaumont man was killed in a deadly one-vehicle crash last night on US-69 in Nederland. 

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This picture, submitted by one of our readers, depicts a waterspout over Sabine Lake this morning. 

At approximately 9 a.m., UPS driver Michael Graffagnino was traveling on highway 73 in Groves on his way to work when he saw what he initially thought was a funnel cloud. 

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Brandon Martinez

Orange County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Hutto resident late on June 29 after a witness in pursuit of a stolen truck called to report the vehicle theft.

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