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Young Audiences of Southeast Texas and the Vidor Business Network (BVN) are sponsoring a free program at the Vidor High School Auditorium Nov. 29.

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A Port Arthur man accidentally shot himself, then told Port Arthur police officers that he had hurt himself in a fall, according to a statement from PAPD.

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UPDATE Nov. 17, 4:23 p.m.: The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office identified the suicide victim as Michael Anthony Griffin.

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A man with out-of-state felony warrants reportedly committed suicide during a traffic stop in Jefferson County Nov. 17, reports Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Deputy Marcus McLelllan.

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Vidor City Manager Mike Kunst announced Nov. 18 that he has nominated Rod Carroll as the next chief of police for the city of Vidor, replacing Chief Dave Shows, whose last official day coincides with the announcement of the city’s nominee.

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Tim Funchess is a fourth generation Beaumonter and eighth generation Texan who has served as the Jefferson County Treasurer since taking office in January 2011, and in September, he was elected president of the County Treasurers Association of Texas.

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