As I type this, the extremely popular streaming media company has in excess of 50 million paid subscribers. Originally known for its mail based DVD rental service, Netflix is currently the world leader in streaming media subscriptions. Once thought of in monopoly terms, Netflix is now facing serious competition from a multitude of sources, including the online retailer Overstock.com, retailing megalith Walmart, and the marketing powerhouse of Amazon.

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Texans love their football. In fact, some here consider it a religion of sorts. The book “Friday Night Lights” was based on the passion for football in Odessa, Texas. My late husband Ted has a cousin, and her family who live there and I have verified that the only way residents can buy season passes is for someone holding one or more to die and not will the right to purchase their tickets to their children or grandchildren. Business owners, schools, churches and civic organizations pull down the shades and turn out the lights any time there is a football game.

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Patricia Lambert, 60, and Victoria Steward, 31

Starting at 2:30 p.m. today, watch live, streaming video of a press conference by US Attorney Malcolm Bales on a indictment concerning Beaumont ISD.

Watch the live stream below:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/examiner-bmt

 

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A string of pharmacy burglaries along the I-10 corridor has the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Crime Stoppers requesting the public’s assistance in solving the crimes. Family Pharmacy, 207 East Railroad, China was burglarized in the early hours of Wednesday, Dec. 17. Deputies responded to an alarm and upon arrival they found that entry had been made into the building via the front door. The thieves appeared to have targeted the pharmacy removing a quantity of narcotic medications. This burglary is similar to a burglary that occurred on the previous day, Dec.

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Kristin Paris, 18, died in a head-on collision with Rockline Kennedy (inset).

Beaumont police responded to a two-vehicle crash at about 11 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, on Interstate 10 near Ford Park.

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