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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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TEA Commissioner Michael Williams (studiosuzelle.blogspot.com photo)

UPDATE: Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw responds to the TEA announcement of a takeover recommendation.

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Ten-year-old Tyvone Joseph Washington of Port Arthur died as the result of a weekend auto-pedestrian accident in the 8500 block of Memorial Boulevard in Port Arthur on March 29 at close to 10 p.m.., police report. The boy was reportedly going home from the mall.

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Port Arthur police responded to reports of a vehicle accident in the 1400 block of Peck Avenue on March 27 at about 1:50 p.m. When they got there, they discovered the vehicle had been the subject of a carjacking and an ensuing struggle with the suspect ended in a fatal officer-related shooting, PAPD reports.

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Officers responded to a robbery in progress at La Salsita located at 612 Washington Ave. in Beaumont on Monday, March 31, at approximately 6:37 a.m. Police apprehended a suspect, who a news release indicates could have been involved in multiple recent incidents, and, in the process, had to shoot a dog that attacked officers in pursuit of the armed robber.

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