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Beaumont Independent School District’s Board of Managers adopted a balanced budget Tuesday, Aug. 26, that calls for cuts in many departments.

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A batch of mosquitoes that Jefferson County Mosquito Control District (JCMD) sent for testing in Austin has returned positive for the West Nile Virus, reports JCMD Director Kevin Sexton.

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Astrodome 2014

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett announced a proposal Tuesday, Aug. 26 to convert The Astrodome, the nearly 50-year-old structure once referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” into the world’s largest indoor park and recreation center. Emmett claimed the plan would offer a year-round venue for exercise, education, family gatherings and community events.

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Richard Kibodeaux (left) and Laura Willey

Police in Orange arresting a man for a warrant for failing to pay child support had to make a stop at a local hospital before they could take the suspect to jail because the man fainted while being detained, the Orange Police Department reports.

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Orange resident Elmus Andrews was arrested for public intoxication Monday, Aug. 25, after the Orange Police Department received a call at about 2:16 a.m. from a concerned citizen who said the suspect was having "some type of religious experience" in the middle of 16th Street.

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