The News

George Iles, quality improvement coordinator for Family Services

Statistics regarding domestic violence cases in Texas can be disconcerting. According to the Texas Council on Family Violence, more than 23,000 adults and children seek shelter from violence in their own homes each year. An estimated 74 percent of all Texans have either experienced domestic violence personally or have a friend or family member who has been affected by this heinous form of abuse.

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Frankie Valli

One of the most famous and recognizable voices in music history is set to perform at the Gift of Life 20th anniversary gala, “A Legacy of Love.” Frankie Valli will sing all of his classic hits Thursday, Oct.

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Police in Nederland arrested a part-time student who reportedly brought a gun to the Nederland High School campus on Oct. 15.

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At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2015, Beaumont Fire Rescue firefighters responded to a structure fire at 3150 Cleveland. According to Captain Brad Penisson of the Beaumont Fire Department, when firefighters arrived, they found the rear portion of the home engulfed in flames. The occupants of the residence were able to escape without injury before firefighters arrived.

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Fire truck

Beaumont Fire Rescue has deployed members of its Wildland Firefighting Team to the Bastrop area to assist the Texas Forest Service on the wildland fires there. Three firefighters left the afternoon of Oct. 14 with the wildland fire truck to be a part of a strike team once they arrive. They may be deployed for a period of 10 to 14 days before being released.

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