Several Los Angeles police officers, prompted by news coverage of Hurricane Harvey and the flooding in Houston, banded together and ended up in Southeast Texas.

“This really started with me watching the news and then seeing what was happening out here in Houston,” Capt. Jonathan Tom explained. “We saw that poor sergeant who died in the line of duty,” referring to Houston PD’s Sgt. Steve Perez found drowned Aug. 29.

Tom is the commanding officer of LAPD’s south traffic division with 130 officers working under him.

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On Sept. 26, shortly after 1 p.m., Beaumont Fire-Rescue units responded to a reported commercial structure fire at Ben's Alternator Service on South 11th Street, the department posted on their Facebook page.

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Texas native and musician Cody Johnson will perform at Ford Arena on Friday, Nov. 17, as a part of the Concerts For The Coast series, with 100 percent of the net proceeds benefiting Johnson’s own Cojo Foundation, which will then donate the money directly back into the market that raised the money.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m. on ticketmaster.com and the Ford Park box office, with prices starting at $20.

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There may not be a more risky time to buy a used car, Beaumont police warned on the department's Facebook page Sept. 25.

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Due to Hurricane Harvey, the Beaumont Art League was unable to host an opening reception for the Lief Anson Wallace solo photography exhibition Visions of China: Ancient to Modern, so BAL will now have a closing reception Saturday, Oct. 7, from 7-9 p.m.

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