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Connor Bordelon-Ross (center) performs in the Lamar Drumline.

Junior music major Connor Bordelon-Ross always keeps the beat. His long fingers constantly tap out a tune as he talks about his passion for percussion and his experiences in the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University.

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photo by Cullen Dodd

Students and staff of Har­din-Jefferson High School in Sour Lake witnessed the dev­astating results of drinking and driving in a demonstration as part of the Shattered Dreams Program hosted by the school March 27.

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Ricky Perry speaks at Texas Vietnam Memorial dedication

By Cindy Yohe Lindsay

Special to The Examiner

 

The day was perfect for a crowd of more than 3,000, with blue skies and a canopy of white clouds. The dedica­tion of the Texas Vietnam Memorial on March 29 on the Capitol grounds in Austin was a day that seemed blessed, not only because of the weather but also for the nine years it took to complete a monument to recognize those so well deserving.

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Phillips

Vidor High School freshman Sierra Leigh-Anne “Si-Si” Phillips died Nov. 11, 2013, when she was struck and killed as she was walking across the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge in Beaumont. Now, months later, her family is still struggling to pay the youth’s funeral expenses and is hoping to create a scholarship in honor of their lost loved one.

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