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According to a press release, through the generous support of the Port Arthur Industrial Group (PAIG), the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) showcased the TAME Trailblazer to more than 2,000 students at Port Arthur ISD schools from September 14 to 25, 2015.

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According to Marcelo Molfino, Assistant Chief Criminal Investigator for the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, in the early morning hours of September 24, 2015, the Jefferson County D.A.’s office received a request from the Port Arthur Police Department for assistance in an investigation involving an off-duty Port Arthur Police officer who was home and confronted by an intruder attempting to gain entry into his residence.

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Abby Lee Miller arrives

Hundreds upon hundreds of fans were treated by an appearance from Abby Lee Miller on Sept. 17 at Dance Emporium/iRule in Beaumont. Miller is a famed dance instructor, choreographer, founder of the Abby Lee Dance Company and star of the hit reality television show Dance Moms on Lifetime.

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Gilligan celebrates after 1,300th career win last February.

For the better part of 38 years, head coach Jim Gilligan has been the face of the Lamar University Baseball. The skipper has been around and influenced the program since his playing days back in 1967, but Gilligan has announced his plans to retire at the conclusion of the 2016 season.

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The City of Beaumont installed speed strips on French Road

In March, The Examiner reported on the plight of Beaumont resident Rodney Dencklau, an independent and outspoken individual who has experienced difficulty traversing a city fraught with obstacles for him and many other local residents with disabilities.

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Today, residents of Southeast Texas can look around at area homes, businesses, and landscape without noticing apparent signs of the damage that occurred during that massive, destructive storm 10 years ago. Though a handful of roof tarps and downed trees linger, the community appears largely healed.

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Hurricane evacuations

Hurricane Rita devastated the Gulf Coast and caused billions of dollars in damages in Texas when it swept through in 2005. Beaumont and Jefferson County were hard hit with hundreds displaced, and it has cost millions locally to repair damages and to rebuild Southeast Texas.

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Members of the 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron work through the night.

While many have a difficult time remembering individual storms that have affected Southeast Texas over the years, others have them seared into their memories forever.

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Rita struck in the dead of night Sept. 24, 2005, shrouded in darkness that would perpetuate in Southeast Texas for what felt like an eternity when hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses went lights-out.

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BPD has scheduled its annual Trunk or Treat for Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at the Beaumont Civic Center, 701 Main Street, Beaumont, from 3-5 p.m.

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