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From youth, people struggle to find their place in the world. They long to find their path, the road that leads them to the future. Students strive to decide what direction they want their lives to take. Once decided, obstacles in the path can cause people to choose to fork and leave completely the path they thought they wanted to follow, changing the course of their futures. Vidor native David Adam Moore faced obstacles and veered onto a path that would ultimately lead him to be a highly sought after operatic baritone.

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On Friday, Jan. 11, shortly after 12:30 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire reported at 5090 Sassafras. When firefighters arrived, the kitchen and dining area were heavily involved with fire. Firefighters were able to control the fire within 15 minutes but were on the scene until after 3 a.m. due to hot spots.

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John Michael Bledsoe

At least one man was hospitalized after he was shot by police during an early morning call on 10th Street. 

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Shannon Mays

The Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged Syam Tax Services, LLC and two of its officers – Shannon Mays and Marshrief Shead – with fraudulently obtaining elderly Texans’ sensitive personal information and illegally filing falsified federal income tax returns on their behalf.

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Fans in general, but especially here in Southeast Texas, always complain about the lack of winning – otherwise known as losing. The Lamar women’s basketball team was one of the worst women’s team in any division until Larry Tidwell was hired.

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Joe Guillory

Joe Guillory spent more than a decade at the Port Arthur Housing Authority building up what he thought would be a career.

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With an increased awareness of the dangers concussions pose to football players from the NFL down to Pee Wee football, the NCAA now requires all Division I member institutions to have a concussion management plan in place for its student athletes to employ policies to reduce and treat occurrences of brain injury.

Lamar University head athletic trainer Josh Yonker said he is committed to doing everything he can to keep his athletes safe after a suspected concussion.

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Gov. Rick Perry addressed a joint session of the Legislature on opening day.

The 83rd session of the Texas Legislature began this week, and it was a classic “good news – bad news” scenario with Comptroller Susan Combs reporting that increased state revenue forecasts mean that unlike the $27 billion shortfall faced in 2011, lawmakers are looking at $8.8 billion in unspent revenue in the current budget cycle. That represents a $35 billion swing in just two years so things are looking up, right?

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A special public meeting of the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, to discuss, among other things, submitting a districting plan that would nullify the intent of voters who passed a measure to change the board’s current make-up in May 2011. The 2011 voter initiative directed the BISD board to change from the current process of selecting trustees via seven single member districts (7/0) to that of five single member districts with two at-large positions (5/2).

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What was once an inner-city sanctuary for South Park residents of all walks of life now stands on the precipice of closure if the city does not act.

The L.L. Melton Family Life Center, formerly the L.L. Melton YMCA, is struggling to keep the doors open, prompting a letter to the city requesting help paying what amounts to $3,000 in monthly utilities to stay open.

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