The News

Solid Rock Community Church second annual Labor Day picnic

Solid Rock Community Church hosted its second annual Labor Day community picnic on Monday, Sept. 7, offering guests free food, fun, parting gifts and entertainment at the downtown Beaumont Civic Center. Doors opened at 10 a.m., with more than 1,000 meals served shortly thereafter before multiple musical acts took to the stage.

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Sears and Martin

Two Vidor men were arrested for possession of marijuana and burglary of a habitation in Vidor on Sept. 4, the Vidor Police Department reports. One of the arrestees told officers he was just "trying to do the right thing" and "clean up the yard next to my house," but police did not buy his dubious defense, and took both suspects into custody.

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A major traffic switch of the eastbound I-10 lanes at the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge over the Neches River will take place Friday night, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.. At that time, eastbound traffic will be moved to the new eastbound side of the bridge and the eastbound I-10 entrance ramp from downtown will be reopened.

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Derek Zagone and Bryan Winslow Phillips (inset)

A Beaumont man was shot and killed at a Texas City apartment complex September 7, reports Joe Stanton, captain with the Texas City Police Department, but before investigators could arrest the prime suspect in the murder, police say the gunman barricaded himself inside a Ke

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Sherman Joseph Jr., "Bob"

Police in Beaumont are searching for a local man with diminished mental capabilities who went missing from his residence in the 2400 block of Brooklyn Street on Sept. 10. Sherman Joseph Jr., 63, of Beaumont, is approximately 6-foot-2, 160 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. When he was last seen, he was wearing a red and black checkered flag plaid shirt.

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