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The Texas Food Bank Network (TFBN) released estimates of the impact that U.S. House-proposed farm bill H.R. 1947 could have on federal SNAP (food stamps) benefits, the Texas families who rely on them, as well as grocery retailers. 

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Kountze varsity cheerleaders were on hand to accept the Newsmaker of the Year aw

The Examiner won a total of 12 awards, including a first place award for Jennifer Johnson for her investigative report on the Syam tax-refund scam, at the Press Club of Southeast Texas annual Newsmaker of the Year/Excellence in Media Awards Banquet on Friday, June 7.

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Elroy Chester

Elroy Chester, who terrorized Port Arthur during a crime spree that included multiple rapes, burglaries shootings and at least five murders, was executed at the state prison in Huntsville on Wednesday, June 12.

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The Spindletop Center is expanding. With the new primary healthcare clinic grand opening June 6 and plans for a new 15-unit low-income housing complex for people with mental or developmental disabilities in the works, the center is growing by leaps and bounds, all while keeping its mission in mind — the mission to promote independence, self-advocacy, and recovery for Spindltetop consumers.

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Family Violence Program Director Bonnie Loiodice from Family Services of Southea

Small talk among cosmetologists and their clients is an
everyday occurrence, helping pass the time during a perm, coloring or pedicure. In fact, out of a list of “10 Customer Service Tips Cosmetology Students Need to Remember,” the Top 3 include greeting, conversing with and listening to their clients. But are hairdressers really prepared for what they might hear? And what if the conversation leads to signs that the client is a victim of spousal abuse?

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Orange County could soon see a change in swimming regulations near the boat ramp. At Orange County Commissioners Court on Monday, June 10, Texas Parks and Wildlife Warden Phillip LeDoux told commissioners he believes swimmers utilizing the area under the Cow Bayou Bridge at Highway 87 are causing a hazard to boaters and putting themselves in peril.

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Veronica Lynn Grant

Former Rose City city secretary Veronica Lynn Grant, aka Veronica Jarrell Grant, mysteriously fired in August 2012, was arrested May 16 on charges of theft by a public servant.

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Beaumont City Councilman and local attorney Mike Getz reading The Examiner at th

As the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees prepares for its final budget meeting before adopting a fiscal plan for the coming school year, the agency is looking to fill a deficiency in the millions. Prior budget meetings have failed to elicit a meeting of the minds on how to cover the anticipated shortfall.

Meeting 1 – Bare bones

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Tanya Shie, a University of Houston pharmacy intern, checks Beaumont resident Ne

Southeast Texas seniors had an opportunity to speak with a dietician and a pharmacy team about health concerns, pick up a few healthy cooking tips and learn how to recognize healthy foods while shopping for groceries as Cigna HealthSpring and HEB partnered together to offer Health Awareness Day at the HEB Dowlen location in Beaumont on Tuesday, June 7.

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Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program, in conjunction with Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, is offering free prostate screenings Saturday, June 15, at Julie and Ben Rogers Cancer Institute, 3555 Stagg Drive in Beaumont; and Saturday, June 22, at Baptist Hospital, 608 Strickland Drive, in Orange.

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