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Two Vidor men were arrested for possession of marijuana and burglary of a habitation in Vidor on Sept. 4, the Vidor Police Department reports. One of the arrestees told officers he was just "trying to do the right thing" and "clean up the yard next to my house," but police did not buy his dubious defense, and took both suspects into custody.

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Derek Zagone and Bryan Winslow Phillips (inset)

A Beaumont man was shot and killed at a Texas City apartment complex September 7, reports Joe Stanton, captain with the Texas City Police Department, but before investigators could arrest the prime suspect in the murder, police say the gunman barricaded himself inside a Ke

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Classic Movie Night continues at the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont on Friday, Sept. 11, with the 1966 Spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Written by Sergio Leone, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is the third and final film of the Dollars Trilogy, which follows A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More.

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Possum Festival, which will feature performances by Clay Walker and the Charlie Daniels Band, will be held Sunday, Oct. 18, at Ford Arena with doors opening at 4 p.m. and concert beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $53 or $38 and can be purchased at the Ford Park box office, H-E-B on Dowlen Road, or Ticketmaster locations including ticketmaster.com.

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Known as the “Alligator Capital of Texas,” Anahuac will host the annual Texas Gator Fest on Friday, Sept. 11 – Sunday, Sept. 13, on the grounds of Fort Anahuac Park at 1704 S. Main St. It’s airboats, alligators, carnival rides, vendors, Cajun food and good music. Tickets are $15 (ages 12 and older) each day while seniors (65 and older) and children (11 and under) pay $5. Festival hours are 6 p.m.

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