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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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National radio talk show host Michael Berry gave a shout-out to The Examiner newspaper during his morning show July 20, lauding a recent article about country music legend Tracy Byrd written by Entertainment Editor Chad Cooper, extolling the virtues of hard work and determination.

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The City of Port Arthur has chosen former Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) officer and longtime DEA Special Agent in Charge Tim Duriso as the final, lone candidate in its quest for a new police chief.

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Rodney Dencklau is a Beaumont citizen and, “just like everybody else” who calls the city “home,” he feels he should be able to get from one part of town to the other with relative ease and be afforded the same rights and privileges that all Americans enjoy – privileges like going to the bathroom at a restaurant or watching a live event from an unobstructed view.

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Long a bone of contention in the community, the Beaumont ISD Board of Managers is tackling the controversial topic of changing the name of the district’s stadium complex, the Carrol A. “Butch” Thomas Educational Support Center. The change has not been without warning, and not without opposition.

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A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy once indicted for tampering with physical evidence and tampering with a governmental record has been granted an expunction of his criminal record, according to a decision handed down by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

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Jimmy Gosch, 55, claimed an aggressive dog on his property caused him to go get his rifle to shoot and kill the animal, but a Jefferson County judge found the defendant acted out of cruelty instead of fear. For the crime, Gosch was sentenced to serve one year in a Texas state jail on Aug. 13.

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Check Fraud

Slowly but surely, Delores Reyes of Rose City has been trying to put her life and household back together after Hurricane Harvey rolled through last year and destroyed everything she spent 80-plus years amassing. But the fact that she has hit rough times hasn’t stopped criminals from targeting her as she begins to rebuild anew.

Among the things Reyes has been able to cobble together since the storm is a stove – although it’s electric, not the usual gas burner model she’s grown accustomed to cooking on over the last several decades.

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Saving energy proved rewarding today as Lamar University received a $90,348 energy conservation incentive check from the Entergy Texas Entergy Solutions Program.

Lamar University administrators and staff joined representatives of Entergy Texas in the Reaud Executive Event Center to recognize LU’s energy conservation management projects from 2016 through 2018.

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