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Beaumont Fire and Rescue

Update: At approximately 1:15 PM, Centerpoint Energy was able to stop the natural gas leak on Pine Street near the Beaumont Country Club. The evacuation of the country club has been lifted.

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Rugg (Texas State Bar photo)

Political commentary by Don Dodd

His campaign signs and advertisements always label Tom Rugg a Republican, and he often proudly wears the signature “Republican red.”  He poses with his fellow Republican candidates with the hope of fooling the red party faithful.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed Thursday, Sept. 30, through laboratory tests, the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled to Dallas from Liberia. The patient did not have symptoms when leaving West Africa but developed symptoms approximately four days after arriving in the U.S. on Sept. 20.

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Since 1984, the Ben Rogers Employment Training Facility in Beaumont has functioned as a place for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to acquire valuable work skills and learn a work ethic essential to becoming productive members of society.

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The westbound bridge over Hillebrandt Bayou on Phelan Boulevard between Belvedere and Kennedy drives appears to be in pretty bad shape and unstable due to cracks in the concrete and exposed reinforcements in the main structural components.

There are cracks in two caps on the abutments supporting the I-beams and a third cap appears to be completely broken off, fully exposing the steel reinforcements.

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