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Police have arrested and arraigned two Hardin County men in the shooting death of 18-year-old Brian Wayne Drake Jr,. who was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday, Nov. 14, on a back road in northeast Sour Lake.

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According to a press release from Captain Cliff Hargrave of the Orange Police Department, two subjects broke into the State Line Chevron, 2323 S. Lutcher in Orange on Nov. 15 at approximately 3:50 a.m.  The subjects stole items including several cartons of cigarettes.

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With raucous applause and smiles from hospital administrators, doctors, nurses and current and former patients, Christus Hospital St.

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Susan Taylor

The YWCA of Beaumont is hosting a fall gala titled “Military Women Committed to Service” on Friday, Nov. 30, at the Event Centre at 700 Crockett St. in Beaumont. Celebrity author, entrepreneur and former Essence magazine editor Dr. Susan Taylor will be the featured guest. Honorees at the event are local women who serve or have served in the military, or women who have been pillars of service in the community. Soloists Cecelia Chaisson and Cheryl Lewis will perform at the gala event.

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Entergy Texas crews are returning home after almost three weeks spent helping restore utility service to victims of Superstorm Sandy.

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Boys’ Haven showed its appreciation for supporters Saturday, Nov. 10, at the facility’s outdoor pavilion with a musical celebration, motivational presentation and exposition of great feats of strength from Team Intense of Intense Ministries. Foster children from a number of area facilities including Buckner Children and Family Services in Beaumont joined the Boys’ Haven group.

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Dr. Kubala

The American Medical Association presented its 2012 Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Mark Kubala on Nov. 11 at its semi-annual policy-making meeting in Chicago.

Kubala was praised for his work with professional medical organizations and his work with philanthropic organizations.

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Assistant superintendent Mark Porterie (center on dais) has had to fill in for m

Although Port Arthur Independent School District attorney Melody Chappell said Superintendent Johnny Brown is missed around the district, she refused to comment on why the $200,000-plus contract employee has been missing in action for over two weeks.

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A company proposing exploratory drilling in the backyard of a Port Arthur church has gotten the “go-ahead” from city leaders. In a meeting held at the Port Arthur City Hall on Friday, Nov. 9, elected leaders heard from Ben Balagia, a representative of the Houston-based Tri-C Resources exploration company, who was in town asking for the city’s permission to drill thousands of feet below a 400-acre tract off Highway 73 in search of oil and natural gas.

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Andrew Li

While there’s nothing to stop parents from planning for college from the moment a child takes his first breath, the reality is that the parents of most kids have maybe 18 years before they have to make any hard decisions. But Andrew Li isn’t like most kids.

Li’s mom and dad, who immigrated from China in 1995, have found themselves firming up college plans, asking where their son will go to college just like the parents of other West Brook High School kids.

“My parents say I should go to Rice or something,” said Andrew.

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