The News

Kountze varsity cheerleaders were on hand to accept the Newsmaker of the Year aw

The Examiner won a total of 12 awards, including a first place award for Jennifer Johnson for her investigative report on the Syam tax-refund scam, at the Press Club of Southeast Texas annual Newsmaker of the Year/Excellence in Media Awards Banquet on Friday, June 7.

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Elroy Chester

Elroy Chester, who terrorized Port Arthur during a crime spree that included multiple rapes, burglaries shootings and at least five murders, was executed at the state prison in Huntsville on Wednesday, June 12.

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The Spindletop Center is expanding. With the new primary healthcare clinic grand opening June 6 and plans for a new 15-unit low-income housing complex for people with mental or developmental disabilities in the works, the center is growing by leaps and bounds, all while keeping its mission in mind — the mission to promote independence, self-advocacy, and recovery for Spindltetop consumers.

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Family Violence Program Director Bonnie Loiodice from Family Services of Southea

Small talk among cosmetologists and their clients is an
everyday occurrence, helping pass the time during a perm, coloring or pedicure. In fact, out of a list of “10 Customer Service Tips Cosmetology Students Need to Remember,” the Top 3 include greeting, conversing with and listening to their clients. But are hairdressers really prepared for what they might hear? And what if the conversation leads to signs that the client is a victim of spousal abuse?

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Orange County could soon see a change in swimming regulations near the boat ramp. At Orange County Commissioners Court on Monday, June 10, Texas Parks and Wildlife Warden Phillip LeDoux told commissioners he believes swimmers utilizing the area under the Cow Bayou Bridge at Highway 87 are causing a hazard to boaters and putting themselves in peril.

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