Sharon Brooks

Child abuse prevention in Orange County

At the Orange County Commissioners Court meeting Monday, April 14, commissioners proclaimed April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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With statistically low percentages of women employed in engineering and other STEM-related fields, industry giant ExxonMobil brought a special program to Beaumont meant to educate and encourage female youth about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) career choices by introducing them to women in STEM-related fields and showing them just how fun and interesting those fields could be.

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Beaumont Police Department Detective Joseph Reyes

In Beaumont, Orange and around the area, law enforcement officers are receiving calls from retailers and other victims reporting counterfeit currency being used to purchase items. And who is responsible for fabricating the bogus cash? According to peace officers, through advanced printing and scanning capabilities, it could be anyone – so everyone should be on the alert.

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Interquest dog courtesy of Interquest's Facebook page

At a Vidor Independent School District board meeting Thursday, March 27, VISD

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Chad Reed and Sondra Reed

March 27 at a school board meeting, Vidor Independent School Board trustees unanimously voted to approve the termination of Sondra Reed and resignation of Chad Reed aft

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Tony, Maria and the gang, or gangs in this case, are com­ing to Orange! Troika Enter­tainment is bringing West Side Story, the classic Broadway musical that tells the tragic yet triumphant tale of two star-crossed lovers from culturally clashing clans, to Southeast Texas at the Lutcher Theater, and tickets are on sale now.

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Health issues and deaths involving the use of synthetic marijuana have made national headlines in recent months, and local law enforcement say the dangerous drug is still creating crime and causing problems in Southeast Texas in spite of state legislation and measures taken by cities to eliminate its distribution.

What is synthetic marijuana?

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Joy Kay Rickett (left) and Michael Dewayne Williamson

Vidor police arrested three people for methamphetamine-related crimes in a three days’ time, one of whom was driving around in a mobile meth lab, police report, and the Vidor

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Frank Meeink

Successful author and “recovering skinhead” Frank Meeink visited Beaumont’s Antioch Missionary Baptist Church on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday, Feb.

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Texas Military Honor Team

The Texas Military Honors Team is hosting a meet ‘n’ greet fundraiser to raise money to outfit local military veterans that participate in military funerals of deceased veterans.

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