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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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While June is most notably associated with celebrating fathers, the month is also aptly denoted as National Men’s Health Month. This nationally recognized initiative promotes awareness about preventative healthcare practices, advocating early detection and treatment of diseases that most commonly affect males.

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, with more than 2 million survivors in the United States.

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Odom Academy teacher Will Humber and his crew of middle school students grow org

Will Humber and his crew of students from Odom Academy are trying to make Beaumonters happier and healthier with organic fruits and vegetables grown in the school’s very own environmentally safe garden. The group celebrated the grand opening of the Odom’s Organics Produce Market on Thursday, June 6, at the store located on the Odom Middle School campus at 2550 West Virginia St. According to Humber, the store sells delicious and nutritious produce for reasonable prices.

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Ozen High School grad Lauren Hargraves (left) accepts the Cleveland Nisby Memori

As high schools all over Southeast Texas celebrated the accomplishments of graduating seniors this past week, a new generation of young adults was unleashed into communities both near and far. The Class of 2013 is heralded as the leaders of tomorrow, but preparation for their future success begins today. That’s why the board overseeing the Cleveland Nisby Memorial Scholarship Fund is investing in the continuing education of Beaumont’s brightest stars.

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