Kevin King

The Examiner Publisher Don Dodd, Supervising Editor Jennifer Johnson, City Edito

The Examiner received multiple honors at the 25th annual Press Club of Southeast Texas Excellence in Media Awards, held Friday, June 10, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel and Conference Center in Beaumont.

In addition to winning first place in Overall Excellence and best Website News, Examiner staff won individual honors across several categories.

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Fans of Panda Express can now rejoice. The Chinese-American quick-serve chain restaurant opened in Beaumont on June 3 and is already seeing long lines of customers.For those who are familiar with Panda, everything should be business as usual, but many Southeast Texans are new to the restaurant, said Fufu Abdelsamad, general manager of the Beaumont Panda Express location.

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The Big Bopper Burger, onion rings, and a root beer float

When Bruce Self was a boy, he often visited his favorite drive-in burger joint on Texas Avenue in Bridge City to grab some hand-battered, crispy-coated onion rings.

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Vital Signs editor Kevin King (pictured at center) received the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Anson Jones, MD, first-place award among small-circulation print media for his article, “Forensic nurses help provide comfort, justice for sexual abuse victims.” 

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Hot sauce merchants and connoisseurs gathered Sunday, Sept. 20, for every chilihead’s dream — the 14th annual Houston Hot Sauce Festival in Stafford, Texas.

Hot sauce vendors came from California, Seattle, Ohio, Indiana, Chicago, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, and even Australia to show off their spiciest concoctions made from just about any chili pepper imaginable.

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Tara and Mary Caroline Austin

The bond between teammates and how well they know each other on the field is what allows them to work well together and lead a team to victory. This bond was seen in the 2-1 win the injury plagued United States men’s World Cup soccer team pulled off Monday, June 16, over a Ghana team that had previously eliminated them twice from World Cup play in 2006 and 2010.

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Orange County celebrated the upcoming Sheriff’s Office 20th annual Cops N Kids Picnic to be held on Friday, June 20, with a proclamation June 16 naming the day of the event “Cops N Kids Day.”

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President Barack Obama signed H.R.

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Scholarships totaling $60,000 were awarded to 26 Southeast Texas students at the Jefferson County Go Texan Scholarship Banquet held Tuesday, May 20, at Big Rich Courville’s Catering in Beaumont.

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David and Dickie Henderson

In the aftermath of a tornado outbreak that began Sunday, April 27, and according to media reports spawned at least 21 confirmed tornadoes and caused at least 35 confirmed fatalities across the South and Midwest, American Red Cross has responded by beginning disaster relief efforts in the areas affected by the storms.

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