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The Christmas plant we call the Blooming Christmas cactus is officially known as “Schumbergera” or “Zygocactus.” It blooms at Christmas and even at Easter time if well cared for. This little surprise from Santa stays tucked away all summer and then in the early fall, you can watch the tips of the leaves beginning to grow. The tips get darker and darker until a little bud forms. This beauty is just waiting for short days and cool night temperatures to show you its blooms.

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H-E-B hosted the 23rd annual Feast of Sharing at Ford Park on Friday, Dec. 6, and fed numerous people in celebration of the holiday season.

Area residents came out in droves to Ford Park to enjoy a delicious meal prepared and served by H-E-B and community volunteers. More than 6,000 meals were prepared using 1,500 gallons of mashed potatoes, 1,320 gallons of vegetable medley, 120 gallons of brown gravy, 600 pies, and 6,000 dinner rolls and soft drinks generously provided by H-E-B.

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Frank Collier

A Beaumont man is in the Jefferson County Jail after police say they caught him in the act of burglarizing a home. 

According to a BPD press release, Frank Sinatra Collier, 33, was arrested by police after a witness saw him break a window and enter a home in the 1300 block of Galway. 

When police arrived, Collier waved at officers from inside the home before he fled out the back door, according to the press release. 

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Southeast Texans have enjoyed performances of The Nutcracker ballet by the Beaumont Civic Ballet for 42 years and will once again have the opportunity to view breathtaking dance and experience the fascinating story of young Clara’s adventure through the lands of snow and sweets in two separate performances Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2:30 p.m. at Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont.

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