Closing out every e-mail I have sent for several years is a favorite quote of mine. It reminds folks that we really should believe that everything we do matters – because it does.

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Legacy Christian Academy was chosen as one of 13 participants by Beaumont Mainstreet to design and paint a wooden dog for the annual Dogtoberfest. Mrs. Richardson’s A Day high school art class participated in the making of this piece. The chosen theme was “Disney: From Beginning Times to Now.” The artists painted the transition of Mickey Mouse in black and white to color, gradually adding in the Disney characters to date.

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Keith Brenek of Education First presents Golden Apple Educator Award winner Nadr

Education First Federal Credit Union named English teacher Nadria Turner of Port Arthur Memorial 9th Grade Academy the recipient of its Golden Apple Educator Award for the month of May. Memorial 9th Grade Academy, an offshoot of Port Arthur Memorial High School, was created in 2011 and serves the culturally diverse population of students from Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Middle Schools.

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Nathan Stephens and Hannah Willis

In the early morning hours of Thursday, May 28, a suspected drunk driver plowed into the vehicle of 24-year-old Hannah Willis of Beaumont, killing the young woman.

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Keith McLaughlin of Groves was arrested when police found 72 grams of meth.

According to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rod Carroll, a Groves man is now behind bars after he was caught in possession of 72 grams of meth on Monday, June 1.

The find was the result of the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force executing a search and arrest warrant in the 6200 block of Monroe Street in Groves, Carroll explained. During a search of the residence, 72 grams of methamphetamine was located.

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