PORT ARTHUR, TX, November 30, 2015 - BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC recently awarded $25,000 to the United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County. The funds will support the organization’s work with community programs and services, focusing on education, health and self-sufficiency, according to BASF spokesperson Carol Hebert.

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Christus-Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth has introduce its second da Vinci Surgical Robotic System to the hospital system. The robot, however, still needs a name. St. Elizabeth invites community members to submit name suggestions for the system’s newest surgical robot. The winner will receive a brand new Apple Watch. The contest is open to the public, and contestants under 18 must have parent or guardian’s permission to enter.

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Sheriff Mitch Woods presents Deputy Alisha Steltz and Cody Sears with Life Savin

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Mitch Woods presented JCSO Deputy Alisha Steltz and citizens Cody Sears and Francisco Vega with Life Saving Awards on Nov.

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Ma’Kayla Allision with her parents Leon and Charlotte
Judge Larry Thorne hugs Ciara Woods.

“He calls me mama.”

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While writing my two columns for the printings nearing Thanksgiving 2015, I received a telephone call from a dear old friend. Actually, The Examiner’s publisher introduced me to this wonderful human being when he asked me to meet with him and his wife and get to know what many describe as a character in our area and write a story for our newspaper. I knew the minute I said hello I was onto something good, and I have not changed my mind in more than a decade of friendship.

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