Luke Pell

Known for his stint on ABC’s reality hit television show The Bachelorette, Texas native Luke Pell is also a striving country musician who will perform at The Gig on Crockett Street on Thursday, Dec. 22, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets for this 18-and-older show are $15 and can be purchased online at outhousetickets.com. Pell, who is also a veteran and played football at Army, served 12 months in active combat in Afghanistan.

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Stoney LaRue

Texas native Stoney LaRue is no stranger to Southeast Texas and the “Red Dirt” country music singer returns to Beaumont to play at the Backyard Music Hall on Saturday, Dec. 17, with doors opening at 8 p.m. for ages 18 and older. Advance tickets are $18 and can be purchased at the venue or online at ticketfly.com.

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Beaumont ISD Officer Macie Bergeron and Chief Rob Flores

The Beaumont Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) distributed nearly $13,000 in grant items to students and staff of the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) for innovative classroom projects during the 2016 Fall Grant Caravan on Dec. 2. The foundation and friends visited nine campuses and the BISD Police Department, awarding 12 grants to 11 staff and a group of five students.

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Dow Jones Business News reported the following:

Exxon Mobil Corp. ( XOM ) reported a hydrocracker problem at its refinery in Beaumont, Texas. "Hydrocracker unit experienced an upset due to an electrical malfunction," the refinery said in a statement to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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Officials for the Orange Campus of Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas announced Tuesday, Dec. 13 that effective January 12, 2017, all emergency services will be discontinued. 

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