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Orange County Commissioners have unanimously approved a resolution to nominate International Paper as a double jumbo enterprise project and entered into a contract with iDocket.com for the company to provide public, fee-based access to records of the district and county clerk offices.

Jonathan Ferguson with Ryan LLC, a consulting firm assisting International Paper with the double jumbo enterprise project, approached the podium at the Commissioners Court meeting Monday, May 20, to explain the request for nomination.

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Savoy’s family is overcome with emotion after his killer is sentenced.

A woman accused of brutally killing a Beaumont man and then setting his body ablaze pleaded guilty to murder Monday, May 21.

Deanna Edwards Wilson, 41, was indicted for the murder of Elkin Savoy, 58, whose body was found Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, burned and maimed as a result of an apparent homicide.

According to an autopsy report, Savoy’s cause of death was blunt force trauma to the skull along with at least 15 stab wounds to the man’s head and face.

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Among those in attendance at the OHA board of commissioners meeting Tuesday, May

After nearly a decade at the Orange Housing Authority (OHA), president of the board of commissioners Mary McKenna has moved on to greener pastures, now representing taxpayers as a member of the Orange City Council instead.

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Wearing his gift from the former county judge, Consul General Faisal Abdulla Al-

A group including local politicians, business and community leaders, and Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies welcomed the consul general of Qatar, Faisal Abdulla Al-Henzab, to the ranch of former Jefferson County judge and business consultant Carl Griffith on Friday, May 17, to celebrate the blooming friendship and business relationship between Qatar and Jefferson County.

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Some artists paint to express themselves or as a form of therapy— to get out feelings trapped inside. Others use art as a path to immortality, using their works to carry on their own names. Ken Pridgeon paints to immortalize others — fallen soldiers who not only fought and died for their country, but were also mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, daughters and sons mourned by their families.

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Beaumont – Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Beaumont invites the public to a Memorial Day Salute on Monday, May 27 starting at 10 a.m. 4955 Pine Street in Beaumont. The Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group will present the colors at the ceremony honoring fallen soldiers in all branches of the armed services. Community leaders and veterans will speak at the event with special music by Deanetta Stark.

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Seniors all over Texas are receiving phone calls from individuals who want to make an appointment to come to your home and deliver a new Medical Alert that is all paid for by Medicare. But the truth is, Medicare does not pay for medical alert systems and this item is not free! This is merely a trick for you to give out personal information over the phone to strangers.

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Barbara Campbell, member of First Pentecostal Church in Vidor, collects goods do

First Pentecostal Church in Vidor is accepting donations to aid the victims of an EF4 tornado that devastated Moore, Okla. on Monday, May 20. A May 21 press release from Oklahoma Gov.

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Reagan Rothenberger, a Beaumont native and 20-year-old junior at Dallas Baptist University (DBU), was elected president of the Student Government Association (SGA) on April 17 for the 2013-14 school year, and will take office in August.

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NASA image of Hurricane Ike

Rita, Humberto, Ike. Familiar names to all of us in Southeast Texas, names recognized for the damage and destruction these hurricanes brought with them. Are we ready for what may come in 2013?

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