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Top Gift Shop in Port Arthur was reportedly robbed on Nov. 3 at 5:15 p.m.

Port Arthur Police Department officers responded to a call from 1908 9th Avenue. The clerk told officers that three black males entered the store brandishing weapons and taking "an undetermined amount of cash," according to the statement.

No injuries were reported during the incident. Officers were unable to locate suspects.

PAPD detectives are working on the case. Tips or questions should be directed to the Port Arthur Criminal Investigation Division at (409) 983-8624.

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Volunteers broke ground in October on the South Park Community Garden, an initiative by Lamar University and the Greater South Park Neighborhoods Partnership to provide access to gardening space, training and nutritious food for local residents and students.

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More than 450 supporters dined at Casa Olé on Eastex Freeway in Beaumont on Tuesday, Oct. 25, during the Beaumont Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) 24th annual Fiesta Breakfast fundraiser, which earned the nonprofit $52,000 for educational grants.

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Harmony Public Schools, the largest public charter school network in Texas, has shifted its application period up by two months.

Parents can now apply for enrollment at Harmony Science Academy from Nov. 1, 2016, through Feb. 10, 2017, for their students to join the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. The previous application period ran from January through March.

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Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas will honor Pat and Tommy Frank.

At a City Council meeting Nov. 1, Mayor Becky Ames proclaimed Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, “Harvest of Hope Day” in Beaumont and recognized Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas and its honorees Pat and Tommy Frank for their philanthropic efforts in the local community.

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