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Less than two weeks after board commissioners of the Orange Housing Authority (OHA) terminated whistleblower Tanya Wilson effective Friday, March 8, the board elected to make Deputy Director Lanita Brown its new acting executive director on March 19.

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According to Port Arthur Housing Authority Executive Director Seledonio “Cele” Quesada, the PAHA Board of Commissioners met in a special session March 7 and voted to take steps to bring closure to a 2012 HUD Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Audit that brought into the spotlight nearly $6 millio

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While many college students plan to hit the beach or the slopes for their weeklong spring break, 12 young adults from Grand Valley State University, Mich., traveled to the coast to trade relaxing in the sunshine for painting, landscaping and cleaning for Family Services of Southeast Texas.

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The Hope Women’s Resource Clinic held a ribbon cutting Sunday, March 17, to celebrate its new Esaote 3D/4D ultrasound machine.

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The Woman’s Club of Beaumont celebrated its 118th birthday Jan. 18. At 118, the club is still going and still looking to grow. From its humble beginnings as a book club in 1895, the organization has changed names and purposes but remains active and altruistic in the community.

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Broughton Hand receiving Legion of Honor medal

U.S. Army veteran Broughton “Brodie” Hand, 92, of Anahuac received France’s highest award — the Legion of Honor medal — last month for his efforts to liberate France from Nazi occupation during World War II.

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A 36-year-old Orange man received two life sentences Wednesday, March 20, for the attempted capital murder of two police officers in Orange on March 29, 2011.

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Orange Councilwoman Annette Pernell encourages citizens to attend a town hall meeting on Saturday, March 23, to voice their opinions on the erection of a Confederate Veterans Memorial Park in Orange. City officials, local clergy and civic leaders intend to meet to discuss the planned construction at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49 located at 108 Green Ave. A representative of the National Action Network will be present as a moderator for the event.

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Eastbound traffic on Interstate 10 was shut down again Wednesday, March 20, after another 18-wheeler accident. 

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Bass pro Todd Faircloth of Jasper holds up the trophy.

The Sabine River on the Texas/Louisiana border was the scene of some serious bass fishing this past weekend, and in the end Jasper bass fishing pro Todd Faircloth won with a four-day total of 49 pounds, 6 ounces and took home a $100,000 check. He bested second-place finisher Dean Rojas by 6 pounds, 10 ounces.

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