The Rock and Dave Parkus

This summer, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is going to challenge a diverse group of nine individuals to face extraordinary situations and see who can emerge as the ultimate champion in TNT’s new competition series “The Hero.” Dr. Dave Parkus, a board certified trauma surgeon at Christus Hospital  – St. Elizabeth in Beaumont and director of its Trauma Center, is one of those nine.

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An amendment highlighting the findings of the State Department’s environmental review of the Keystone XL Pipeline passed the House floor May 22. According to a press release by U.S. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Texas), his amendment strengthens the argument to pass the Northern Route Approval Act, which declares that a Presidential permit is not required for the Keystone XL Pipeline’s application.

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Orange County Commissioners have unanimously approved a resolution to nominate International Paper as a double jumbo enterprise project and entered into a contract with iDocket.com for the company to provide public, fee-based access to records of the district and county clerk offices.

Jonathan Ferguson with Ryan LLC, a consulting firm assisting International Paper with the double jumbo enterprise project, approached the podium at the Commissioners Court meeting Monday, May 20, to explain the request for nomination.

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Saturday, May 18, was a glorious day for Lamar University, which conferred more than 1,600 degrees to 1,605 graduates. Many of these graduates are parents, full-time workers — not to mention volunteers, athletes and participants in school organizations.

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Among those in attendance at the OHA board of commissioners meeting Tuesday, May

After nearly a decade at the Orange Housing Authority (OHA), president of the board of commissioners Mary McKenna has moved on to greener pastures, now representing taxpayers as a member of the Orange City Council instead.

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