The News

Deacons unveil the Texas Historical Marker at Central Baptist Church.

Nearly 101 years after the founding of Central Baptist Church, members gathered Sunday morning, Oct. 13, to celebrate the unveiling of a Texas Historical Marker recognizing the church's history and service to the city of Port Arthur.

"For a church to have its doors open for a hundred years requires a lot of faith and a lot of work," said Port Arthur mayor Bobbie Prince. "Evidently the founding fathers of this church and the current members have exhibited both."

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Lee Durmon

Police are currently investigating the death of 39-year-old Lee Durmon of Vidor.

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Detectives are searching for answers to determine how a man and his daughter drowned in a south end pool.  

At about 10:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, Beaumont Police Department patrol officers responded to a reported drowning in the wading pool of the Alice Keith Park in the 4000 block of Reed Street.  

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An unidentified man robbed BBVA Compass Bank on Calder.

Detectives are working with investigators from the FBI to identify and locate the man who robbed a downtown bank the morning of Thursday, Oct. 10.

At about 9:30 a.m., patrol officers responded to a reported robbery at the BBVA Compass Bank in the 700 block of Calder.

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Police in Orange are investigating the death of 23-year-old Lacorius Desean Garrett of Orange who was last seen jumping into the water from a pier of the boat launch at the City of Orange Boat Ramp located on Simmons Drive sometime after midnight Friday, Oct. 11.

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