The movie The Ultimate Gift, begins with a video that declares that Red Stevens has died, and his older offspring having received their millions with greedy anticipation. But a different fate awaits young Jason, whom Stevens, his great-uncle, believes may be the last vestige of hope for the family. By video, Red said, “Although to date your life seems to be a sorry excuse for anything I would call promising, there does seem to be a spark of something in you that I hope we can fan into a flame.

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Now that the spring semester is starting, it is quite obvious that almost all of my college students have and are using smart phones and other digital communications devices for much more than the traditional calling function. With the near universal use of smart phones and related devices in our daily lives, it is inevitable that crooks and other dishonest people will find a way to illicitly capitalize on the popularity of these devices. 

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Ok, I’ll admit, it has been just nasty outside lately. But as we optimists know, this just gives us a little time to plan for our springtime yards in the better weather to come. Let’s think about using this time to decide what we could do better this year. Or maybe we can use this time to dream about new areas of our yard that we could develop. Maybe we could get rid of a little bit of lawn and replace it with something much more earth-friendly.

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The employees of ExxonMobil raised more than $940,000 for the United Way Beaumon

Through various fundraising events and a traditional campaign, the employees of ExxonMobil raised more than $940,000 for the United Way Beaumont and North Jefferson County, and a corporate contribution of $500,000 brought the total donation to $1.4 million in 2014.

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Chasity Lynette Barks and Pablo Riojas Jr.

A man and woman were arrested in Orange after a traffic stop led police to the discovery of methamphetamine inside the vehicle on Jan. 11, reports the Orange Police Department.

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