Southeast Texas

Despite historic flooding by the Sabine River, the City of Orange Convention & Visitor’s Bureau happily announced that the 14th annual Art in the Park will go on as planned Saturday, April 9, at Stark Park (711 Green Ave.) from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Walmart logo

As part of the largest single-day, private-sector pay increase ever, more than 1.2 million Walmart and Sam’s Club associates in the U.S., including 29,777 in Southeast Texas and more than 146,463 in the state of Texas, will receive a pay raise in their March 10 paycheck. The increases are part of the company’s two-year, $2.7 billion investment in higher pay, better training, clearer career paths and additional educational opportunities for its workers. Walmart associates are eligible for quarterly cash bonuses based on the performance of their store.

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Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune to do quite a bit of camping from Africa to South America. Some were memorable; others I want to forget. One of the best was on the Kanektok River in Alaska. That was a fly-fishing float trip along a river that provided some outstanding drift fishing for huge rainbow trout. Among my worst camping trips was one in Mexico along the Pacific coast. While out surfing one day, we returned to find out that somebody had stolen our camp – as in tents, chairs, stoves, lanterns and more. Talk about a surprise.

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The ninth annual Boomtown Film & Music Festival is Feb. 25-27 at multiple venues throughout Southeast Texas.

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Marilyn Smith, executive director of Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas

As long as Marilyn Smith has been working at Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas, her mission has always been to be a steward of her community — to not just help people find a job, but to also help them receive the training and skills they need to gain and retain meaningful employment.

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Constable Nick Saleme allegedly in violation of election law

An allegedly visible violation of campaign rules put a Jefferson County official on the hotseat Tuesday, Feb. 2. According to Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham, county Constable Precinct No. 1 “Nick” Saleme could be found in violation of campaign law due to inclusion of his county-issued email address on posted signage.

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One of the great things about wild pigs is that they can be hunted year round, day and night, and you can kill as many as you can haul away. Another good thing about pigs is that they are good to eat, and there seems to be an unlimited supply of them. 

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Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas received the Employer Award at the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) 19th Annual Texas Workforce Conference held Nov. 18-20 in Dallas.

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2015 Family Portrait Luncheon

It starts off slowly at first … your mind just doesn’t quite work like it used to. Misplaced keys, forgotten names, memories that defy recollection, all hiccups in the brain we rely upon to make us who we are.

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Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla

Blue Bell Ice Cream will begin phase three of its five-phase market re-entry plan on Dec. 14, the company announced on its website. Phase three includes the remaining majority of Texas (including Jefferson, Orange, Hardin and Jasper counties) and central and southern Alabama.

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