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Feel like celebrating? The Beaumont Council of Garden Clubs will host an Annual Maypole Festival to bless the summer crops May 16. What a fun idea!

For those of you who knew Paula “Torchy” Salter, you know that she was a “feel good” spirit in our community. A group called “The Moon and Stars” is memorializing her spirit with the raising of a maypole in her honor on the grounds of the Beaumont Botanical gardens in Tyrell Park.

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I was standing on the upper deck of a beautiful house built on Galveston Bay where a friend has a large collection of various palm trees wonderfully landscaped on his property. I have had a running love affair with palms since I began to write “Winds Over Bolivar,” a book about Hurricane Ike on the Bolivar Peninsula and its aftermath, where I used a beautiful palm that endured Hurricane Ike for my cover shot.

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Items seized in a Kirbyville traffic stop

A traffic stop in Kirbyville landed three people in jail after just over 40 grams of methamphetamine and guns were found, according to Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman

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The 84th Texas Legislature convened in mid-January, and change has come in the wake of the 2014 elections – but not fast enough to satisfy Tea Party adherents who elected more of their eager partisans to the House and Senate. They also elevated one of their own – Sen. Dan Patrick – to the pivotal job of lieutenant governor.

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At approximately 9:10 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported apartment fire at 5080 Helbig Rd. There were multiple calls reporting the fire, and when firefighters arrived, they found the living room on fire in one apartment and it was quickly extinguished.

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