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Mike Morath

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Mike Morath on Dec. 14 to be the commissioner of the Texas Education Agency. He will oversee the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the state’s 1,200 school districts and charter schools.

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The nativity scene at its new home, Stark Park

By early Monday morning Dec. 14, the City of Orange had removed a nativity scene from its traditional place on the lawn in front of City Hall after denying a request from the Orange County Atheists (OCA) to display a holiday banner on the property.

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At approximately 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2015, Beaumont police officers responded to a disturbance in the vicinity of the Regent Apartments near Gulf Avenue. 

According to Officer Joe Ornelas, while officers attempted to handle the disturbance they were called out for, shots rang out nearby, prompting the officers to take cover. One officer was hit with what he believed to be a pellet, and was not injured.

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High Five 12-17-15

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

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Mike Fuljenz (left) receives an Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters.

McNeese State University honored Mike Fuljenz, president of Universal Coin and Bullion in Beaumont, with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters on Saturday, Dec. 12, at its fall commencement ceremony. Honorary degrees such as the D.H.L.

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Buoy measures Lake Tahoe water temperature from above and below

Climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, according to a new NASA and National Science Foundation-funded study of more than half of the world’s freshwater supply.

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Terry Millender

Texas Equusearch has joined the Coast Guard in the search for missing boater, 54 year-old Terry Millender of Crystal Beach.

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Two structure fires just minutes and blocks apart kept Beaumont firefighters busy this morning, Wednesday, December 16, 2015.

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Nigel Tranter, plant manager for Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA, Inc. Port Arthur Refinery has announced that he will take a new assignment in Paris and that Bryan Canfield, who previously worked at Total’s sites in Port Arthur, Dallas, and Big Spring from 1990 to 1999 and from 2002 to 2004 in Houston, will assume the position upon Tranter’s departure.

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Effective today, Tuesday, December 15, 2015, the 500 block of Lou from Sarah Street to Lela Street will be closed until further notice.

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