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More than 33 local nonprofit organizations will help improve the quality of life in Southeast Texas thanks to recent grant awards from the Entergy Charitable Foundation. The foundation is funded by shareholders of Entergy Corporation and supports strategic investments in education, environmental programs and poverty solutions in communities served by Entergy.

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An Orange County deputy reportedly made an alarming discovery when conducting a search of a vehicle during a traffic stop Aug. 21, finding approximately 400 grams of cocaine and dozens of prescription pills resulting in two arrests, the Orange County Sheriff's Office reports.

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The Beaumont Independent School District gets a new Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources effective Aug. 19 — current assistant superintendent for academics Dr. Dwaine Augustine.

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Family, friends and colleagues gathered for an announcement in Judge John Stevens’ court Monday, Aug. 18. Judge Larry Gist, senior district judge presiding over the Jefferson County Drug Impact Court, learned that day he had been chosen to receive the prestigious State Bar of Texas Lifetime Achievement Award.

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On July 2013, the Nederland Police Department relocated from its 1400 Boston Ave. location to a temporary facility on Nederland Avenue while a permanent station was undergoing renovations and builders worked to create what would be the Homer E. Nagel Public Safety Complex.

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