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Paying tribute to the fallen heroes whose sacrifices paved the way for America’s freedom and who have given their lives to protect this nation and its citizens is important to Southeast Texans as evidenced by the many Memorial Day community celebrations across the area commemorating those brave souls.

Beaumont

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) HMO policyholders could end up paying the full cost of seeking treatment at freestanding emergency rooms (FSERs) should their ailment not rise to the standard set by the insurance provider beginning Aug. 6. The change, according to the company, comes after an influx of inflated billing claims for non-emergency procedures has infiltrated the market.

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Renowned physicist Eugene Parker watches the launch.

Roughly the size of a small car, the spacecraft lifted off at 3:31 a.m. EDT on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. At 5:33 a.m., the mission operations manager reported that the spacecraft was healthy and operating normally.

The mission’s findings will help researchers improve their forecasts of space weather events, which have the potential to damage satellites and harm astronauts on orbit, disrupt radio communications and, at their most severe, overwhelm power grids.

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Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Aug. 10 that Sidney Maxwell, 61, pled guilty to nine charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony, and one charge of indecency with a child by contact, a second-degree felony. Judge Raquel West accepted a plea agreement in the cases for 30 years confinement in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in each aggravated sexual assault, and 20 years for the indecency with a child, to run concurrently.

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Olivia Goodman is escorted to Jefferson County Jail

Olivia Goodman, a 37-year-old Beaumont woman was arrested and transported to Jefferson County Jail after a witness identified her for the shooting of a 39-year-old Beaumont man Friday, Aug. 10. 

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Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent Wayne Prokopetz announced today that the preserve will start issuing this season’s free hunting permits on Saturday, September 1. Available 2018/2019 permits will be issued until February 28, 2019.

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Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) investigators executing a search warrant seized about two pounds of hydroponic marijuana from a residence in the 5300 block of Old Highway 87 in Orange on Aug. 8, reports OCSO Criminal Investigator/Public Information Officer Janois Strause Grizzaffi.

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Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) investigators executing a search warrant seized about two pounds of hydroponic marijuana from a residence in the 5300 block of Old Highway 87 in Orange on Aug. 8, reports OCSO Criminal Investigator/Public Information Officer Janois Strause Grizzaffi.

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Temple Emanuel is at 1120 Broadway in Beaumont. | Examiner file photo

Beaumont’s historic Byzantine Revival temple, Temple Emanuel, designed by Albert S. Gottleib in the 1920s, will host Heritage Happy Hour on Aug. 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The temple, where you will view the six spectacular stained glass windows designed by the noted Jewish artist Ze'ev Raban, is steeped in religious history. The windows represent a significant event in the life of the principal prophets of Judaism: Jeremiah, Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah, Moses and Ezekial.

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