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For many, the holiday season is also the giving season, but not everyone can afford to donate dollars during this time of year. For area residents who want to give back to the community but cannot do so by giving money, there is another way. At the Giving Field, all it takes to give is a willingness to help and a strong back.

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Dr. W. Sam Monroe, who has been a part of Lamar State College-Port Arthur for 49 years including serving as president for the past 39, has announced he will retire effective Aug. 31, 2014.

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Orange County Water Control & Improvement District No. 1 has issued a boil water notice in the area south of I-10, west of N. Main (Highway 105), and north of W. Railroad in Vidor, according to a public notice released by the district Dec. 11.

A repair will require all affected residents on the district’s system to observe a boil water notice, the district said in the notice.

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A Hampshire-Fannett high school student was arrested and charged with issuing a terrorist threat for writing what police believe to have been a “hit list” containing the names of fellow students.

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The Orange Police Department is investigating a series of gas thefts that the victim believes cost the convenience store close to $4000 and almost 1000 gallons of diesel fuel.

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Nine school-aged children in Howard County in West Texas were diagnosed with pertussis in November, prompting the Texas Department of State Health Services to caution parents, students and others in the area to take steps to protect against the potentially deadly disease.

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Investigators with the Orange Police Department are searching for suspects in a recent burglary at an apartment complex in Orange.

According to a report from OPD, Officer Tim Pruitt was dispatched to the Sabine Park apartments located at 111 Pine Ave. at approximately 6:24 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. The residents of the apartment told the officer the last time someone had been home there had been on Dec. 8 at about 1 p.m. They discovered the burglary upon their return home at approximately 3 p.m. on Dec. 9.

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