The News

A 28-year-old Jasper man has been indicted for federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales, Aug. 8.

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Zoey Randall, the little “Heart Warrior” featured in The Examiner in May, is still undergoing treatment and testing for her rare heart condition and other medical issues, and her family is still raising funds to assist with high medical expenses. Sept. 8, Bayou Din Golf Club is hosting an invitational golf scramble to raise funds to help pay those expenses.

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photo by Brandi Haskett

When walking along what will be the new hike and bike trail in Kountze, one can’t help but be mesmerized by colorful flowers and aromatic pines, along with the smell of sweet honeysuckle. The new hike and bike trail will be the perfect outdoor place for the residents of Kountze as well as cyclists from across the area. Eager locals will be excited to know that the completion of the new trail, which runs parallel with North Highway 69, is nearing completion.

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Four members of the Beaumont Jaguars Track Club competed at the 2014 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa, from July 26 – Aug. 2, once again showing Beaumont athletes are true competitors by bringing home two medals and placing high in multiple categories.

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Rollins

Don Rollins has been named director of fine arts for Vidor Independent School District to succeed longtime music director Ronnie Touchstone, whose last official day is Aug. 31. Rollins graduated from Lamar University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Music and is a former saxophone student of Lamar University President Emeritus Dr. Jimmy Simmons.

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