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Photo courtesy of Foundation for Southeast Texas

A total of $135,000 was awarded by The Foundation for Southeast Texas to 49 nonprofits across the Golden Triangle Wednesday, May 9. The grants awarded were being given for a variety of different needs and causes ranging from $750 to $7,180. The grant recipients included $5,000 to The Arc of Greater Beaumont for the purpose of their 2018 Arc Summer Day Camp, $5,000 to Nutrition & Services for Seniors for a Combi Oven used by the Meals on Wheels Program and $4,000 to United Board of Missions for their Back to School Program to name a few.

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Screenshots from a Ring security camera

Officers of the Nederland Police Department are currently investigating a possible homicide in the 8100 block of Beauxart Garden Road.

Wednesday, May 9, 1:30 a.m., Nederland Police Department patrol officers were dispatched to a residence in the 8000 block of Beauxart Garden Road in reference to two suspicions subjects that had activated a door bell alarm equipped with a video camera.

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Jasper cash and drugs

The Jasper Police Department SWAT Team and Narcotics Division officers found a large stash of cash and marijuana as well as other drug paraphernalia while executing a search warrant a Jasper residence May 11, reports Lt. G.W. Foster.

According to Foster, officers executed the search warrant as part of an onging narcotics investigation. They went to the house in the 900 block of College Street in Jasper in the early morning hours and found 35-year-old Jimmie McBride inside the home, which Foster said is "steps away from the Jasper Middle School property."

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Photo by Stephanie Adams/Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo has made a HUGE Mother’s Day announcement May 11 – Asian elephant Tess is pregnant, and after a two-year gestation, the 35-year-old Asian elephant will give birth this summer.

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Photo by Kyle Swearingen

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in partnership with Beaumont Police Department (BPD) and Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are investigating suspicious circumstances involving damage to the church office building of Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church in the 4000 block of Delaware, apparently the result of a small explosion, which necessitated the evacuation of students at All Saints' School located on the church campus.

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