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Kubota presenting equipment to Jefferson Co.

County gets donated Kubota skid steer as hurricane relief

Jefferson County was awarded a donated Kubota SSV75 Skid Steer in a special ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 13. County Commissioner Eddie Arnold receiving the donation on the county’s behalf, was joined by Jefferson County Precinct No. 1 staff members and a representative from local Kubota dealer, Beaumont Tractor, at Jefferson County Precinct No. 1 Road and Bridge Service Center at 20205 W. Highway 90 in China.

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John Randall and Lance Billeaud

Sabine-Neches chiefs pick LIT adjunct as ‘Person of the Year’

Much to the surprise of a humble Lance Billeaud, the Lamar Institute of Technology Fire Academy’s Adjunct Instructor recently was awarded “Person of the Year” by the Sabine-Neches Chiefs’ Association (SNCA).

He was invited to the Bosses’ Night awards ceremony under the guise that the SNCA would instead be honoring his co-worker, Regional Fire Academy Coordinator John Randall.

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Annie's Mailbox

 Dear Annie:

I am inclined to ask for an outside opinion after spending time with my grandkids at their home last night and witnessing a lot of violent behavior with which they got away. It was an emotional roller coaster. I saw the eldest sibling behaving roughly with his younger siblings. The parents threatened to take away a favorite toy as punishment but then never followed through, nor did they use timeout, which I still think is smart for calming down.

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Slow Food Beaumont logo

Did you know that local chefs provided tens of thousands of meals during the worst days of Hurricane Harvey? Slow Food Beaumont would like to thank our local restaurants for their heroic efforts during the storm while providing a little relief and good cheer to those who suffered damage.

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Orange County Special Angels Rodeo

"It started with a dream.”

Kevin Norton of the Orange County Special Angels Rodeo said the inspiration for an adaptive sports rodeo sprung from one woman’s vision of an event inclusive of people of all ages with disabilities.

According to Norton, fellow founding board member Lue Harris woke from a dream feeling that God had given her a mission, and she aimed to make it a reality. That led her to reach out to others in the community, others like Norton, who joined the endeavor and have grown the event exponentially since its inception.

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Dora Nisby, Linda Esch, Tara Jones and Michael Mahood

When a community suffers a natural disaster, sometimes it’s the little things that help residents return to normal, like being able to check out books at the library.

After Hurricane Harvey, officials found mold growing inside Central High School buildings, as previously reported by The Examiner.

Freshman still meet on the campus in buildings that weren’t affected. Tenth through 12th-grade students are meeting at the building that used to be Stephen F. Austin Middle School, according to BISD spokesperson Nakisha Burns.

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Lamar math instructor Gary Brice said he started out writing a book to pay “homage to a special place and special people,” but ended up writing a timely memoir about racial tensions.

“The Birds, Their Carols Raise” was previously published as an e-book called “Nacogdoches, 1960.”

“You wouldn’t find hardly a hair difference between the two,” he said.

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Video capture of Jose Carmen Perez

Jose Carmen Perez spoke to the Beaumont City Council on Aug. 15, expressing his concerns about recent violence in the city and describing a brutal attack on his 18-year-old grandson, who was reportedly one of the two parties assaulted and robbed during a carjacking at Westgate Baptist Church on Aug. 1.

The Examiner reported on the incident at the church last week. According to police, officers responded to the church at 6220 Westgate Drive, near Dowlen Road in Beaumont, after a neighborhood resident called and reported a young couple was at the door in distress.

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It's Trash-Off time once again! The 22nd annual Community Trash-Off is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City of Orange Boat Ramp, located on Simmons Drive in Orange, Texas. This year's Community Trash-Off is presented by INVISTA and hosted by Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in collaboration with the City of Orange.

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