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The Beaumont City Council has been a fairly congenial body in recent years, mostly devoid of the grandstanding, pandering and petty bickering often seen among elected officials who represent diverse constituencies. The norm on this council has been to build consensus, finding areas of compromise and agreement. This is often accomplished out of the public eye, which is a discussion for another day. But in recent weeks, an ugly strain of racially tinged discontent has surfaced at city hall in Beaumont.

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Good food keeps them coming back to Senor Toro’s in Orange

 

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  • ‘Lawless’
  • Starring: Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf
  • Directed by: John Hillcoat
  • Rated: R
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Mark the date of Saturday, Sept. 29, when The Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program presents a wonderful opportunity to help a truly good cause in the community and to have some fun guests will not soon forget. The second annual Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run/Walk will take place in downtown Beaumont, and internationally renowned health and fitness guru Richard Simmons will be the celebrity guest of the event. Simmons will be joined by Yvonne Washington, Queen of Rhythm and Blues, back by popular demand.

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Hopeful harvest … The 10th annual Harvest of Hope Gala benefiting Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. at the MCM Eleganté Hotel. Shelley and Joe Tortorice, founder of Jason’s Deli, will be honored for their service to numerous community and religious organizations.

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