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We have a wonderful neighborhood right here in Southeast Texas that has “raised the bar,” as neighborhoods go. The Oaks Historic District neighborhood, which extends to all points like a compass from around Calder and Seventh Street, has activities all year for residents to get to know each other.

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The Beaumont City Council has been a fairly congenial body in recent years, mostly devoid of the grandstanding, pandering and petty bickering often seen among elected officials who represent diverse constituencies. The norm on this council has been to build consensus, finding areas of compromise and agreement. This is often accomplished out of the public eye, which is a discussion for another day. But in recent weeks, an ugly strain of racially tinged discontent has surfaced at city hall in Beaumont.

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Greetings and welcome to the annual Examiner Labor Day issue, where we celebrate the nobility of work and those who perform it every day – which includes most of us.

Labor Day is a holiday that was born in blood in 1894, when President Grover Cleveland pushed it through Congress just six days after multiple deaths during the Pullman Strike. Cleveland was seeking reconciliation with the labor movement that bloody summer, though those events are rarely mentioned when the first Monday in September rolls around each year.

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Q. I own two cars. One of them is parked in the lot in front of my apartment. Because I don’t use it very often, I have not yet renewed my license plates. Yesterday, my landlord had my car towed, and it cost me $350 to get it back. Is this legal?

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Less than meets the eye in Clemens’ comeback spectacle

 

In his famous soliloquy, Macbeth described life as “a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” While I’m not a particular friend of Bill S., it seems there is often something from Shakespeare to describe events in this human comedy.

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