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Maze of Terror

Two haunting destinations are sure to scare even the bravest willing to explore their dark corridors and mist-filled graveyards this Halloween sea­son in Southeast Texas.

The Examiner investigated Dam B Haunted Village and Maze of Terror on Oct. 3 and Oct. 5, respectively, to experience the horrible happenings and abominations that inhabit these two haunted attractions.

Dam B Haunted Village

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The experts of all things scary, Spirit Halloween, plans to raise $15,000 or more this year to purchase items to help ease the fears of children at Baptist Hospital’s Children Emergency Center in Beaumont.

The fundraising effort is part of the Spirit of Children program, which helps the hospital purchase laptops, iPads, arts and crafts, bubble machines, flat screen televisions, medical education dolls and other items to distract kids during what can be an extremely frightening experience.

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Ty Smith fundraiser

Citizens of Southeast Texas and Port Arthur Police Department officers gathered at Mid County Chrysler Jeep Dodge Saturday, Oct. 5, to show their support for Officer Ty Smith of the Beaumont Police Department.

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Sixth, seventh and eighth graders from All Saints Episcopal School in Beaumont rehearsed Oct. 8 for Oct. 10, 11 and 12 performances of Disney’s “Mulan.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. The performance is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. each night at the school's assembly hall, 4108 Delaware St. in Beaumont.

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America might be a country of immigrants, but a group of Hispanic leaders and students gathering Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Jefferson County Courthouse say they’re angry with politicians in Washington and that their elected representatives need to bring thousands of Beaumont’s residents out of the shadows and onto a path to legal citizenship. 

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James Lee Williams

A Port Arthur man has been sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of robbing multiple Port Arthur residents. 

James Lee Williams was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Dec. 15, 2011 for aggravated robbery. 

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Chester Fowler

 

The Ridgewood Retirement Community is again under the city’s microscope, and once again, the few elderly clients left at the decaying facility are caught in the middle. 

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A crew with the Beaumont Fire Department worked to fight a grass fire.

Firefighters fought a grass fire in Beaumont on Oct. 9 near the Interstate 10 and U.S. Highway 69 interchange at a little after noon.

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