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A missing Lumberton teen presumed to have run away from home was found safe in Jasper over the weekend, reports Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins.

Police, Texas Rangers and FBI agents searched for missing 14-year-old Alyssa Puffer for more than a week before catching up to her at a residence in Jasper. Her family told police she had last been seen March 22 and had not returned since then. Now, police report, the teen is back at home with her family in Lumberton. 

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Dr. Jimmy Simmons said he was asked to continue to serve as part of the Beaumont ISD Board of Mangers by Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath to assist in making a smooth transition to an elected Board of Trustees after the May election.

“It was a tough decision,” Simmons said, but he agreed to stay on. According to him, the request to stay was one directed at the entire panel of Board of Managers members, who have been in place for nearly three years already. The group unanimously accepted the elongated call of duty.

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The seventh and eighth grade handbell choir from St. Anthony’s performed ‘Silent

The Golden Triangle Chapter of The Links Incorporated gathered with the St. Anthony Cathedral School’s seventh and eighth grade handbell choir Dec. 7 at Serenity Assisted Care Living Facility on Pennsylvania Avenue to bring Christmas to the senior residents.

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Diane Barnett and her husband, Jim, sit with Santa Lloyd.

“This festive start to the holiday season has become a favorite in the Beaumont community. Featuring holiday-themed refreshments, family-friendly

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The local Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club gave over 125 bikes to elementary children Dec. 15.

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