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Brian Sattler, director of public relations at Lamar University since 1989 and resident of Bridge City, was honored with the university’s 2016 Julie & Ben Rogers Community Service Award at a Dec. 6 program in the University Event Center of the Mary and John Gray Library.

The Rogers family established the award in 1979 to encourage Lamar University faculty and staff to volunteer their service and talents to the community. The Lamar University Foundation maintains the endowment that provides for the award.

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Police in Vidor arrested two suspects on suspicion of public intoxication and other charges after a customer at a local Taco Bell told dispatch the parties had been inside the business "making a butt of themselves" and disturbing patrons Dec. 7, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD). 

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All three of Beaumont Independent School District’s high school campuses were rated as “Met Standard” by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for the 2015-16 annual School Report Card rating released Thursday, Dec. 8.

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The 87th Annual Orange “Cajun” Christmas Parade is tonight at 6 p.m. starting on MacArthur Drive and ending in Historic Downtown Orange on 7th Street. 

Food vendors, bounce houses and kids crafts start at 5:30 and end at 9 p.m.

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Police responded to a call from a man with an apparent knife wound who had allegedly been cut during an altercation with a woman in the 1600 block of Georgia Street in Orange on Dec. 8, Orange Police Department (OPD) Capt. Robert Enmon reports. 

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Shortly before 2 p.m., on Thursday, December 8, parents of Beaumont Independent School District West Brook High School students were sent a message that, “In response to an incident that occurred off campus and after hours, West Brook Administrators, with the assistance of Beaumont ISD Police Department, implemented enhanced security precautions today.  This was done out of an abundance of caution and at no time was there an act

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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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Police in Vidor responding to a call reporting a sexual assault at a residence there arrested three individuals on warrants and drug-related charges, and discovered multiple concealed marijuana plants growing inside the house, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD).

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Chaz York (Facebook.com)

On the heels of the victim’s autopsy report, finalized Dec. 2, a Jefferson County grand jury has elected not to pursue charges against a Beaumont police officer involved in shooting a man outside a bar in October.

According to information from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, on Dec. 7 the grand jury “declined to take action in the officer involved shooting of Chaz York, ruling it to be justified.”

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Christie Lynn Combs

The body of a missing Orange woman was discovered Dec. 1 along the side of a Louisiana highway rolled tightly in carpet, reports Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office, and investigators are working to determine what happened to her and how she got there.

Sept. 10, 2016, family of Christie Lynn Combs, 44, told officers with the Orange Police Department they were searching for her after not hearing from her since early June.

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