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Celebrate the art, literature, music and cuisine of the region at the launch of the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast.

Dr. Sam Monroe, president of Lamar State College Port Arthur from 1974-2013 and current president of the Port Arthur Historical Society, which operates the Museum of the Gulf Coast, will speak.

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Synthetic marijuana

Known on the street at K-2, spice, fake, fake bake, woo, Kush and a variety of other names, synthetic marijuana continues to plague Southeast Texas. Law enforcement officers believe the chemical compounds contained within the dangerous products, used by manufacturers to mimic the high produced by marijuana, are responsible for three recent deaths in the area.

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Officers with the Beaumont Police Department Special Assignment Unit arrested a Katy woman and seized a variety of narcotics during a traffic stop Jan. 12, reports Officer Haley Morrow. 

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Pringles LOUD

Pringles potato snacks have been around for more than 50 years, and now the makers want to know if you have a craving for a snack with a kick.

The Kellogg owed company is introducing five new LOUD flavors — Super Cheesy Italian, Mighty Margarita Pizza, Spicy Queso, Salsa Fiesta and Fiery Chili Lime.

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How many pets makes too many? And how do you reduce the number of unwanted pets?

The Beaumont City Council is considering making some relatively major changes to the city’s animal care ordinance, and some minor ones, as well. During a work session following the city council meeting Jan. 10, the council addressed some of those changes, including name changes and increases in pet limits and adoption fees.

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