The News

Neighbors who reside on Ford Lane in Orange County flocked to a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, to express their concerns about and opposition to changing the speed limit on their street from 10 mph. to 20 mph. The proposed change was on the agenda and up for vote at the Oct. 21 Orange County Commissioners Court meeting following the hearing, and seven Ford Lane residents told commissioners at the public hearing that they absolutely do not want the speed limit raised on the short, dead-end road with several other neighbors also in attendance.

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A tragic accident in Vidor has resulted in the arrest of a 19-year-old, the death of a 5-year-old boy and the devastation of a family reeling from loss.

According to reports from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, 5-year-old John “Johnny” Allen Read of Vidor was killed Monday, Oct. 21, when a semi-automatic .40-caliber revolver went off in his hands and struck him in the head.

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Dr. Steven Sooudi and daughter Sarah

Dr. Steven Sooudi, a 44-year-old Beaumont cardi­ologist who has been saving lives since he started practic­ing medicine in 2003 is now fighting for his own after being diagnosed with acute myelo­blastic leukemia (AML).

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Steve Wariner

Cattle Barons’ Ball, in asso­ciation with the American Cancer Society, is celebrating its 24th year of givin’ cancer the boot at the “Boomtown Bash” on Saturday, Nov. 9, in the stockyard barns of Ford Park in Beaumont.

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PAPD

A Port Arthur elderly couple is dead after what police are calling an apparent murder-suicide.

The couple has been identified by Port Arthur Police as John and Patricia Knight, both 76 years of age, and residents of Port Arthur.

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