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Dominique Reed

UPDATE: Detectives do not feel the shooting death of Dominique Reed was a random act, Beaumont Police said in a press release, adding that Reed and her unidentified killer likely had a "prior connection." 

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A tractor trailer traveling on Interstate 10 was severely damaged in accident, according to Beaumont police officers at the scene of the incident that occurred near the Downtown exit from Interstate 10 going into Beaumont at approximately 2:45 a.m.

The driver was unhurt, but reportedly told police he was driving on the interstate and struck a road sign. One officer said they are still investigating and do not yet know where the big rig collided with the road sign on the highway.

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Connor Bordelon-Ross (center) performs in the Lamar Drumline.

Junior music major Connor Bordelon-Ross always keeps the beat. His long fingers constantly tap out a tune as he talks about his passion for percussion and his experiences in the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University.

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Sondra and Chad Reed

The Board Of Trustees of the Vidor Independent School District took action against two educators formerly employed by the district at its regular meeting Thursday, March 27. The board unanimously voted to approve the termination of former elementary school teacher Sondra Reed and the resignation of her husband, junior high school teacher Chad Reed, whose terminations were approved by the board Jan.

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photo by Cullen Dodd

Students and staff of Har­din-Jefferson High School in Sour Lake witnessed the dev­astating results of drinking and driving in a demonstration as part of the Shattered Dreams Program hosted by the school March 27.

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Phillips

Vidor High School freshman Sierra Leigh-Anne “Si-Si” Phillips died Nov. 11, 2013, when she was struck and killed as she was walking across the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge in Beaumont. Now, months later, her family is still struggling to pay the youth’s funeral expenses and is hoping to create a scholarship in honor of their lost loved one.

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photo by Albert Nolan

Patrick Phelan was unveiled as the Neches River Festival King in a ceremony Tuesday, April 1. Phelan was NRF Citizen of the Year in 1981. Patrick Phelan and his wife, Kathryn Odom Phelan, will soon celebrate 50 years of marriage. A graduate of St.

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Keeath Magee

A petition for injunctive relief and temporary restraining order was requested Wednesday, April 2, by city resident Melinda Harper against the Beaumont Independent School District due to the agency paying alleged hush money to a former Ozen High School football coach that resigned from the district in Febru­ary.

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Ricky Perry speaks at Texas Vietnam Memorial dedication

By Cindy Yohe Lindsay

Special to The Examiner

 

The day was perfect for a crowd of more than 3,000, with blue skies and a canopy of white clouds. The dedica­tion of the Texas Vietnam Memorial on March 29 on the Capitol grounds in Austin was a day that seemed blessed, not only because of the weather but also for the nine years it took to complete a monument to recognize those so well deserving.

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