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The Examiner has confirmed through multiple sources that the USW has recommended approval of an agreement with Shell Oil on contract negotiations. Although there was a national agreement, each local union must ratify the agreement.

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The trim red trailer parked in front of the H-E-B on Highway 347 in Groves has the name “Al Sabor de Mexico” emblazoned on the side and offers the usual assortment of tacos, tortas, burritos and tamales.

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It was going to be a fantastic weekend. Gary and Lisa Naquin, married since 2001, together since 1997, had a surprise in store last Friday, Jan. 27, for their two boys, 11-year-old Tylor and 5-year-old Caden. Both had received straight A’s on their report cards the week prior, and Gary wanted to do something special for them.

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When a halfway house asked for permission to locate up to 20 more sex offenders in Beaumont’s north end, community activists felt the need to speak out. The Old Town residential neighborhood already had more than its fair share of blight to contend with, opponents told elected city leaders and zoning commissioners — not to mention nearly 200 other sex offenders already housed a short stroll from schools, HUD-funded apartment complexes, a park, city swimming pool, football stadium and the school district’s bus depot.

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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice on Jan. 23 to compel enforcement of the state’s new voter ID law approved by the Legislature last year, which requires voters to show government-issued photo identification before voting.

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Jonathan Benitez (20) will spend the weekend wondering what his punishment will be after jurors found him guilty of manslaughter late Friday afternoon.

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UPDATE: According to a statement released by Jefferson County Spokesman, Rod Carrol, The officer that was shot is in stable condition.

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UPDATE: According to a statement released by Jefferson County Spokesman, Rod Carrol, The officer that was shot is in stable condition.

An Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy transporting a juvenile from Orange to the Minnie Rogers Juvenile Facility in Jefferson County has been shot after a struggle with the minor.

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Beaumont 18-year-old Charles James Mishaw, III, has been charged with federal firearms and carjacking violations stemming from a Jan. 11 indictment where he is alleged to have taken a senior citizen's car under gunpoint. He will appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zachary J. Hawthorn on Jan. 30 for arraignment.

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Six years ago, streets in Port Arthur weren’t much different than what you might find at your local race track – people driving fast with little to no regard for the law. Now, with the advent of the Traffic Unit in 2006, last year’s traffic accidents were 200 fewer than in years’ past and the number of traffic fatalities last year – five- is the lowest number in decades.

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