The News

Duane Lee Washington (center) with his attorney

After two days of testimony, a jury deliberated about four hours before finding Duane Lee Washington guilty Thursday, June 13, in the Christmas Day murder of his 93-year-old grandfather almost 10 years ago. 

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The Texas Food Bank Network (TFBN) released estimates of the impact that U.S. House-proposed farm bill H.R. 1947 could have on federal SNAP (food stamps) benefits, the Texas families who rely on them, as well as grocery retailers. 

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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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