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After almost 30 years of the same bus routes, Beaumont might be adding a few much-needed stops in portions of the city near you.

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Lamar University is joining Lamar State College – Orange Ron E. Lewis Library in The Big Read. Put together by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the program is aimed at promoting reading for the pleasure of reading.

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Vidor resident Dianne King said she was taking a break from the heat to enjoy a delicious Oak Farms “Dreamsicle” when she got a nasty surprise.

“I was eating a Dreamsicle, the last one in the box,” King said. “When I got it out of the package, I noticed the stick was broken. I ate the first few bites off the top and saw this round silver thing.”

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White Cain Walk on Main & Disability Walk Experience

Beaumont Area Council of the Blind and the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services will be sponsoring the White Cain Walk on Main & Disability Walk Experience on Monday, Oct. 15.

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Sept. 12, 2012, The Examiner started an investigation into the closing of the Beaumont Independent School District’s Adult Cosmetology night class program, which had been offered for more than a decade at the district’s Taylor Career and Technology Center. The program was canceled abruptly the evening of Sept.

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When Hurricane Ike devastated a large section of the upper Texas Gulf Coast, it exposed not only the vulnerability of man-made structures to nature’s fury but the inadequacy of the measures put in place to deal with the resulting financial ruin.

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UPDATE: At its meeting Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Beaumont City Council unanimously passed the new ordinance regarding the mobile food units.

Restaurants in fixed locations that want to operate mobile food trucks won’t have to abide by the same regulations as independent food trucks if the City Council approves a new round of regulations regarding mobile food units in what would be the first change in mobile food regulations in more than three years.

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The water in Beaumont might meet state and federal standards for clean water, but the city is fighting an expensive battle to keep it that way.

The latest series of multimillion-dollar purchases to improve the water in Beaumont will likely put more greenbacks in the city coffers, but only after a seven-year period where the city will raise water rates an average of 5 percent each year, according to water utilities director Dr. Hani Tohme.

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Several months of investigation by Examiner staffers have revealed a saturation of illegal casino-style gambling outlets in Southeast Texas, with some game room owners grossing $3 million or more in unreported earnings a month. Dozens of game rooms have been identified all over the Golden Triangle, raking in thousands of dollars a day in proceeds for the business owners, and paying out cash under the table to patrons. Still, local law enforcement officers say they are limited in what they can do to stop it. 

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A woman was sent to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont with non-life-threatening injuries Monday, Oct. 1, after she lost control of her Dodge pickup at Interstate Highway 10 near W. Pine Street. 

Police said they arrived on the scene at approximately 1:30 p.m. to find the woman disoriented.

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