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The Beaumont Police Department Special Crimes Unit has filed two robbery cases with juvenile probation in reference to a robbery that occurred Sept. 30, 2016. The victim of the robbery was a 13-year-old.

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The Salvation Army is calling for volunteer bell ringers in the Southeast Texas area.

Their announcement reads, "Ring a bell, help change a life."

The 2016 Red Kettle Campaign will be Nov. 18 to Dec. 24. Any companies or social, civic or church groups interested in volunteering should call 512-971-3901 or email sborne705 [at] outlook [dot] com.

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The Coalition for Victims of Violent Crime will honor crime victims Dec. 6 by sponsoring the sixteenth annual Tree of Angels at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont.

The Tree of Angels is a loving way the public gathers to trim a tree at the courthouse for those who have felt the impact of crime. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the courthouse, 1149 Pearl St., in Beaumont. Crime victims will trim the tree and a guest will light the tree.

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Like a big family reunion, alumni members of Lamar University’s social Greek fraternities and sororities will gather to celebrate 60 years of Greek Life at Lamar University. The Office of Alumni Affairs, in partnership with Greek Life, is hosting the celebration on Friday, Nov. 11 at the University Event Center on the 8th floor of the Mary and John Gray Library from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded a decision by the United States Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit (Ivy v. Morath) that sought to impose liability against the state of Texas for private actions, as opposed to actions of the state.

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