Deborah Ray Holst, right, has attended each day of testimony.

After the death of her mother at the hands of accused courthouse shooter Bartholomew Granger, Deborah Ray Holst said what she’ll miss most about her mother, Minnie Ray Sebolt, was cooking some of the finest holiday meals in all of Southeast Texas.

“This past November, I had to do it alone,” she said in an exclusive interview with The Examiner. “I had never done it by myself. Me and her always did it together.”

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When I taught in Christian school and worked at the church, our many bulletin boards, church publications, and classroom decorations often depicted brightly colored kites, hot air balloons, and steps rising into the air. Our theme was to rise higher, accept challenges, and grow to be the “you” that you had envisioned. Some of us started on an exciting journey but got waylaid and have not had the strength or courage to start again. But as long as there is breath, there is hope.

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Allen Kruse

The 2013 season on ShareLunker bass weighing 13 pounds or more is nearing an end, but not without at least one more very interesting twist.

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Dr. James Holly

As the Affordable Care Act is deployed by the federal government, there is more and more anxiety about whether there will be enough primary care providers to take care of all of the new people who will have insurance. Regrettably, the problem might be less severe than previously thought because it now appears that there will be tens of millions who will still be without insurance. One of the solutions to the primary care dilemma is seen in reforming the way physicians are paid.

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Mural

Pecos artist Sally Chandler guided eighth graders from the Odom Academy of Beaumont as they painted a 13-foot-long, 6-foot high mural on the wall of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) Tuesday, April 16.

“They’re doing such a good job,” Chandler said. “Yesterday, we spent most of the day talking about ‘The Lost World’ (Chandler’s exhibit). There are 18 (children) and they each have their own space and each have their own stories.”

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