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Creighton

Texas state Sen. Brandon Creighton came to town this week to deliver a report to the Beaumont Rotary Club on the progress made in the 84th session of the Texas Legislature, which ended in May.

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maps show how far Texas has come and how far it has regressed.

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles issued an excessive heat warning for Southeast Texas, including Jefferson and Orange counties, on Monday, Aug. 10, as temperatures soared into the triple digits. That afternoon, the NWS reports, the heat index reached 108 degrees.

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LongHorn Steakhouse

The LongHorn Steakhouse at 5920 Eastex Freeway  in Beaumont opened its doors Monday, Aug. 10.

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Your taste buds will rejoice at the 13th annual A Tasting for Some Other Place on Tuesday, Aug. 18, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center. Area residents are invited to enjoy tasty tidbits offered by local restaurants, businesses and churches for only $10.

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Charrica Green and Amanda Lueke

Since last August, the Southeast Texas Food Bank has had a rare commodity within its walls.

Charrica Green of Memphis, Tenn., spent the last year serving the region as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) worker assigned to the food bank through AmeriCorps’ relationship with Feeding Texas, the state body that coordinates the Texas network of food banks.

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