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Each year, the Officer Bryan Hebert Memorial Foundation helps Eagle Scouts to fund their projects.

But Harris McGrade used the leftover funds from his scout project to donate back to the program as well as the local Boy Scout troop’s campsite.

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Old Dowlen Cottages site

The Beaumont City Council considered applications for recommendation from six housing developments seeking Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) during a work session following a council meeting Jan. 10.

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Ford Pavillion

Jefferson County commissioners and County Judge Jeff Branick are hoping to shave some utility costs off the budget by making energy efficient changes to county buildings where possible. The largest, and least intrusive, means of energy cost-savings, commissioners agree, will come in the form of upgrading light bulbs in many of the county’s facilities to LED (light emitting diodes) over traditional fluorescent bulbs.

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Jessica Hill, executive director at Orange County Economic Development Corporati

County and municipal leadership met Friday, Jan. 6, to discuss the future of healthcare services in Orange County at the Orange Council Chambers. The meeting followed the Dec. 13 announcement by Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas to terminate all emergency services effective Thursday, Jan. 12.

This will make Orange County the largest county in the state of Texas without a full-service hospital, according to Texas House District 21 Rep. Dade Phelan.

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Kevin Flanigan

What bothered Flo Edgerly the most about the media coverage regarding West Brook football coach Kevin Flanigan’s very public suspension was not so much what was in the reports but what was not reported.

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Synthetic marijuana

Known on the street at K-2, spice, fake, fake bake, woo, Kush and a variety of other names, synthetic marijuana continues to plague Southeast Texas. Law enforcement officers believe the chemical compounds contained within the dangerous products, used by manufacturers to mimic the high produced by marijuana, are responsible for three recent deaths in the area.

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Beaumont commutes are getting brighter thanks to a donation from Entergy Texas, Inc. to the city of Beaumont.

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Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation Chairman Roger Kaplan

The Sabine Area Restaurant Association (SARA) will host a dinner on the eighth floor of the John Gray Library at Lamar University on Tuesday, Jan. 17, beginning with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and a special presentation by Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Education Foundation Chairman Roger Kaplan. 

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This week, Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating five fugitives wanted for drug charges.

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting potentially dangerous dope dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes each week in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

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SETRPC logo

More than $2 million has been awarded to Southeast Texas to help local agencies assist victims of crime, according to South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) Executive Director Shaun Davis.

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