Montana Ortega, Woogies manager; Montana’s daughter, Madelyn Ortega, 4; and Woog
A crawfish pistollete and The Swamp Thing

Woogies is not your average sandwich shop.

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Judge Dennis Powell of the 163rd District Court in Orange County

Judge Dennis Powell of the 163rd District Court in Orange County says he has a strategy that has reduced the backlog of cases on his docket to basically nothing. His approach took some time to take effect, but now that the backlog has disappeared, all he has to do is maintain the system.

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Students immobilize a simulated patient on a backboard.

It takes a special set of skills and a unique personality type to be a paramedic. The work can be incredibly draining both physically and mentally, with paramedics responding to everything from automobile accidents and shootings to stroke and seizure incidents. Paramedics, or emergency medical technicians, must be trained on how to treat infants to elderly, and must be prepared for any situation.

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Susan Toney, Animal Services director

Beaumont Animal Services and the Beaumont Police Department are “begging” for bones, beds, blankets and more on behalf of their furry friends at the animal shelter this holiday season.

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Everyone has a favorite Christmas movie. For some, it’s an old black and white like “The Bishop’s Wife” (1948) with David Niven as a beleaguered minister and his wife played by the luminous Loretta Young who are visited by a handsome Cary Grant playing the angel that brings a Christmas miracle.

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