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Police in Vidor have arrested another suspect for methamphetamine possession after a rash of arrests in the previous week related to the dangerous narcotic.

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Texas Education Agency representatives reported the results of a financial investigation into the Beaumont Independent School District to Superintendent Timothy Chargois on Friday, March 7, according to TEA spokesperson DeEtta Culbertson. BISD officials will have 10 business days to respond to the TEA's findings.

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Some criminals never learn, and two suspects in Orange County seem to be unable to take a lesson from prior mistakes. Orange County deputies have arrested two men for methamphetamine possession in Orangefield, one of whom was arrested for the same charge less than a month ago and another who faces multiple felony charges posed in three separate indictments, OCSO Chief Deputy Clint Hodkinson reports.

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Southeast Texas Citizen Bee contestants

Kelly High School seniors Lauren Powers and Thomas Cobb participated in the Southeast Texas Citizen Bee at Lamar State College-Port Arthur Thursday evening, March 6. Powers was awarded Honorable Mention and Cobb won first place!  Cobb will represent Region 5 at the State Citizen Bee Contest in Austin on April 26.  Congratulations to them both!

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Pat and Melody Parsons

The Lamar University Foundation has announced an innovation fund has been established for the College of Business. The Pat and Melody Parsons Innovation Fund in Business will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies at Lamar.

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Russel Ray Bergeaux

Russell Ray Bergeaux, 63, of Groves, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Aug. 11, 2011, for aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony.

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Joy Kay Rickett (left) and Michael Dewayne Williamson

Vidor police arrested three people for methamphetamine-related crimes in a three days’ time, one of whom was driving around in a mobile meth lab, police report, and the Vidor

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Lawrence James

A Humble man charged with murdering his aunt in Port Arthur is set to appear for trial later this month.

Lawrence James Jr., 44, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury May 17, 2012 for murder, a first-degree felony.

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Aliaksandr Barson

The Examiner had the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai during a tour for the media Wednesday, March 5, at Ford Arena in Beaumont.

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South Rustic Lane in Lumberton

When 30-year-old Heather Purks and her husband, Jeffrey, moved to South Rustic Lane in Lumberton, they hoped that the spacious back yard of their new home would al

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