Officers from area law enforcement agencies, friends of the force and family of fallen officers gathered at the front steps of the Beaumont Police Department downtown station May 12 to honor heroes of justice slain in the line of duty.

As the ceremony opened, uniformed officers escorted family members of fallen officers to their seats in the front rows near the steps leading up to the memorial star displaying badges emblazoned with the names of 17 officers killed while protecting and serving the populace.

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This little frisky fella is Leonardo. He’s definitely not a needy cat. He wouldn’t mind if you work long hours as long as you keep his food and water bowl full and his litter box clean. He’ll be delighted when you get home and might even want to snuggle with you! We believe Leonardo is around 9 months old. He currently weighs 7 pounds.  Please stop by the shelter to meet Mr. Leonardo!! Leonardo # 25815

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The Beaumont ISD Student Services Department will begin accepting Campus-to-Campus Transfer Applications at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, in the Central Administration Building Boardroom at 3395 Harrison, Beaumont. Applications will be accepted through 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.

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Curse & The Cure

Brentwood Entertainment Complex at Brentwood Country Club (4201 S. Major Drive) in Beaumont will host its first Brentwood Barkin’ Bash featuring a car show along with a ATV, boat and bike exhibit Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Pups In Peril, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Groves dedicated to saving dogs of all ages and breeds by rescuing, rehabilitating and placing them into loving forever homes.

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Speedboats of the Deep South Racing Association (DSRA) will be roaring down the Sabine River in Orange at speeds of more than 100 mph during the Shootout on the Sabine, with plenty of high-octane outboard action on Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22, plus a special concert with American Idol fan favorite Kree Harrison.

Admission to the event is free, and there will be food and adult beverage vendors onsite. No pets or coolers allowed.

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