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A look at 2015

A look at 2015 through the lens

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A scene from Mardi Gras Southeast Texas celebration. Mary Meaux/The News

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A scene from the Mardi Gras Gumbo Cookoff. Mary Meaux/The News

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. No. 4820 rifle squad perform the memorial firing of the rifles during the Memorial Day Celebration at Golden Triangle Veterans Memorial Park in Port Arthur on Monday.

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. No. 4820 rifle squad perform the memorial firing of the rifles during the Memorial Day Celebration at Golden Triangle Veterans Memorial Park in Port Arthur on Monday.

World War II veterans and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4820, Otis Barnes, left, and Jim White salute during the playing of taps during a Memorial Day Celebration at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches on Monday.

World War II veterans and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4820, Otis Barnes, left, and Jim White salute during the playing of taps during a Memorial Day Celebration at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches on Monday.

Michael Bowser, with the Hospitality CenterÕs booth, fills a sample cup with gumbo at the Rotary Club of Port ArthurÕs Annual "Taste of Gumbo, Etc." on Saturday at the Robert A. "Bob"Bowers Civic Center.

Michael Bowser, with the Hospitality Center’s booth, fills a sample cup with gumbo at the Rotary Club of Port Arthur’s Annual “Taste of Gumbo, Etc.” on Saturday at the Robert A. “Bob”Bowers Civic Center.

Chance Henson, left, shares an emotional moment with Sandra Hammerling  while celebrating the Supreme CourtÕs ruling on same sex marriage at TacoÕs La Bamba on Calder Avenue in Beaumont on Friday.

Chance Henson, left, shares an emotional moment with Sandra Hammerling while celebrating the Supreme Court’s ruling on same sex marriage at Taco’s La Bamba on Calder Avenue in Beaumont on Friday.

Peyton Howell, 3 1/2, and her little brother Easton Howell, 1 1/2, of Georgia, have fun at the Groves Splash Park. The HowellÕs were in town for the graduation of a relative.

Peyton Howell, 3 1/2, and her little brother Easton Howell, 1 1/2, of Georgia, have fun at the Groves Splash Park. The HowellÕs were in town for the graduation of a relative.

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Port Arthur native Glenn Lee of the gospel group Salt of the Earth, performs “Let it Rain” during the 3rd Annual Zachary Breaux Tribute and African American Music Appreciation Month Celebration at the Port Arthur Public Library on Saturday. Mary Meaux/The News

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Port Arthur Police Officer Rickey Antoine, right, shows off his dance moves alongside a group of children during the City of Port Arthur Health DepartmentÕs 3rd Annual Bullying Stops Here Rally at the Port Arthur Recreation Center on Wednesday.

Port Arthur Police Officer Rickey Antoine, right, shows off his dance moves alongside a group of children during the City of Port Arthur Health DepartmentÕs 3rd Annual Bullying Stops Here Rally at the Port Arthur Recreation Center on Wednesday.

Stop the Violence March in Port Arthur.  Mary Meaux/The News

Stop the Violence March in Port Arthur.
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Breast cancer survivor Lori Brown, left, and daughter Katie Rogers talk about Brown’s journey with invasive Stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer in her daughter’s classroom in Nederland. Mary Meaux/The News

See You at the Station, Port Neches.  Mary Meaux/The News

See You at the Station, Port Neches.
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A scene from the Groves Pecan Festival.  Mary Meaux/The News

A scene from the Groves Pecan Festival.
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A clear Christmas bulb features a handwritten message for a deceased loved one on the memorial tree at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches. Mary Meaux/The News

A clear Christmas bulb features a handwritten message for a deceased loved one on the memorial tree at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches.
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A scene from Nederland's Christmas on the Avenue.  Mary Meaux/The News

A scene from Nederland’s Christmas on the Avenue.
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Groves Fire Department Open House. Mary Meaux/The News

Groves Fire Department Open House.
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The Rev. David Birdsong of Southside Baptist Church, left, speaks with Port Neches-Groves High School graduate and Sulphur, La. resident Kip Coltrin who drove to the park to “Stand to Post” before the cross at Port Neches Riverfront Park on Friday. The Freedom From Religion Foundation is asking the city to take the cross down or move it to private property. Mary Meaux/The News

The Rev. David Birdsong of Southside Baptist Church, left, speaks with Port Neches-Groves High School graduate and Sulphur, La. resident Kip Coltrin who drove to the park to “Stand to Post” before the cross at Port Neches Riverfront Park on Friday. The Freedom From Religion Foundation is asking the city to take the cross down or move it to private property.
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Port Arthur Fire Department's Open House.  Mary Meaux/The News

Port Arthur Fire Department’s Open House.
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A Port Arthur Police officer walks toward a crime scene behind Royal Furniture in the 4200 block of Gulfway Drive. A man was found shot to death behind the business around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Mary Meaux/The News

A Port Arthur Police officer walks toward a crime scene behind Royal Furniture in the 4200 block of Gulfway Drive. A man was found shot to death behind the business around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
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Kerrie Hilton was happy to see Blue Bell ice cream back in area stores. Hilton picked up some Blue Bell at Bruce’s Market Basket in Groves on Monday. Mary Meaux/The News

Kerrie Hilton was happy to see Blue Bell ice cream back in area stores. Hilton picked up some Blue Bell at Bruce’s Market Basket in Groves on Monday.
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Presidential hopeful Donald Trump visits fans at Ford Park Arena in Beaumont. Mary Meaux/The News

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump visits fans at Ford Park Arena in Beaumont.
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Students bring holiday cheer during An Old Fashioned Christmas in Groves.  Mary Meaux/The News

Students bring holiday cheer during An Old Fashioned Christmas in Groves.
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