Glen Oaks apartment fire | Photo: Beaumont Fire-Rescue

On Nov. 11 at about 10:30 a.m., a fire was reported at Glen Oaks apartments, located at 520 Dowlen Road, Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Jimmy Blanchard said in a statement on the department's Facebook page.

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Malcom Muse | Beaumont Police Department photos

U.S. Marshals found 2.5 pounds of marijuana and five firearms at a house in Beaumont and arrested a New Orleans man on a murder warrant on Nov. 7, Beaumont Police Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

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It’s not too late to reserve your spot for the 27th annual Pour Les Enfants hosted by the Garth House (1895 McFadden) on Thursday, Nov. 16 beginning at 6 p.m. Along with the great dinner will be live and silent auctions. Tickets are $100, and reservations can be made online at garthhouse.org or by calling (409) 838-9084. Proceeds will benefit the Garth House, which since 1991 has worked with over 7,500 children and their families.

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A Beaumont jury sentenced 42-year-old Cedric Dwight Madison to 99 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child Nov. 9 following a two-day trial during which jurors heard statements and considered evidence in the attack on a baby merely three months old.

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port bond results

Nov. 7, Jefferson County voters said yes to Proposition A, voting to approve $85 million in General Obligation Bonds to fund a portion of three major components for the Port of Beaumont’s Capital Improvement Project.

The three improvements are adding a new modern dock to replace outdated docks that have collapsed, a rail yard interchange track and a new overpass from Carroll Street into the South End of the Port. 

The proposition passed with 66.68 percent voting yes (1,631) on the Proposition and 33.32 (815) percent voting no.

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