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The potential odor that a proposed halal meat-processing facility could have produced gave community members pause and led the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation (

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Dr. Karen Newton (left), chairman of the Rotary Goes To School Committee from th

Site coordinators from Communities in Schools of Southeast Texas volunteered Wednesday, March 23, to assist the Rotary Club of Beaumont with its “Rotary Goes To School” event. This annual volunteer effort sends Rotarians and CISSET Site Coordinators to elementary schools in Beaumont where they read books to the children. Teams of volunteers visit every first grade class in Beaumont including 14 campuses in BISD, All Saints, Harmony, St.

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The staff of Big Thicket National Preserve invites everyone to explore the thicket by taking advantage the many ranger-led programs being offered in April and May.

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Country stars Tracy Byrd and Neal McCoy, along with up-and-coming artist Harrison Swift, will take the historic Jefferson Theatre stage Saturday, April 2, with Swift going on at 7 p.m. 

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Combining a Philadelphia soul sound with a strong appreciation of Marvin Gaye, the legendary R&B group Maze featuring the voice of Frankie Beverly will perform at the Beaumont Civic Center on Friday, April 1, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35-$75 and can be purchased at the Civic Center box office or ticketmaster.com. Forming in 1970, the band released eight albums, all of which reached gold status, selling more than 500,000 units each.

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