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Rose City Mayor Bonnie Stephenson is appearing on NBC's Megyn Kelly TODAY at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, to talk about the devastation Hurricane Harvey wreaked upon the small town and the ongoing recovery efforts led by grassroots organization CAN-DO and its CEO Eric Klein, who has been in Rose City for weeks lending a helping hand to the heavily impacted, and mostly uninsured, community.

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Shanda Guidry, fundraiser organizer, and Katheryn Littles, office manager

For over 70 years and under various names, the Shorkey Center has offered educational and therapeutic services for children with special needs.

This year marks their 25th annual holiday card campaign, which executive director Araina Daniels said is one of the organization’s largest fundraisers.

“Profits from our … sales are used to offset the cost of high quality therapy services [given] to deserving students who otherwise may not be able to afford it,” Daniels said.

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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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Horror stories of tragic circumstances created by Hurricane Harvey’s horrendous flooding abound, but in the midst of tragedy, heroism shone through as volunteers from various organizations and communities endeavored to save lives and restore hope in Southeast Texas.

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The less fortunate in Beaumont rely heavily on the many programs Some Other Place has to offer. Founded in 1968 by the local religious community to address the unmet emergency needs of local residents, Some Other Place was created to give people looking for assistance somewhere to turn when they were told by other entities to go to “some other place” for relief.

Now, Some Other Place will turn to the community for help at the 15th annual A Tasting for Some Other Place fundraiser Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 5-7 p.m.

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Nikki Jones

Up to $40,000 is missing from CASA of the Sabine Neches Region in Orange and, while no one has yet been charged, Executive Director Nikki Jones was fired following the revelation that a CASA credit card was used for cash advances at casinos and to pay for a lavish cruise, luxury hotel stays and other extravagances.

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It’s been quite a while since Southeast Texas has had a zoo to call its own. From the 1920s to the ’70s, Beaumont had a small zoo at Magnolia Park that included bears and lions and much more —about 150 animals at its peak in the 1950s, according to local news archives. These animals were relocated to San Antonio in 1970, and it wasn’t until 2013 that Southeast Texas saw another zoo.

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Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers and support staff in the Beaumont District Office donated several items to Shepherd’s Inn and the Calvary House, a Port Arthur based non-profit organization providing family members a place to stay while visiti

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Dr. Rodolfo P. Sotolongo

Dr. Rodolfo P. Sotolongo, founder and board-certified interventional cardiologist at Southeast Texas Cardiology Associates (SETCA), epitomizes the American Dream. Born in Cuba in 1952, Sotolongo came to America in ’61 during the Cuban revolution.

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The police car was built by LeBlanc Correctional Unit

CASA of Southeast Texas is gearing up for its annual “Casas for CASA” fundraiser. This event is not just building playhouses. It is about rebuilding the shattered lives of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Volunteers advocate for these children on a daily basis so CASA is able to rebuild strong, confident children who will one day become productive citizens in Southeast Texas.

Kent Walston, 58th District Court judge and president of the CASA of Southeast Texas Board of Directors, knows first-hand the vital work CASA performs.

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