The News

Shown is a watch given to a contest winner in 1918.

The County Finals competition of the 110th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the Lutcher Theater, 707 Main, in Orange. Admission is free.

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Police in Port Arthur are currently searching for suspects connected to three separate home invasion robberies that were committed in between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. on April 23.

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Three of Cody Lewis' relatives have been arrested for harboring the man, who was wanted for murder in Jefferson County, Deputy Rod Carroll reports.

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Gulf Coast Novelty Company located at 735 Delmar Drive

A Beaumont fire severely damaged a business on April 23. Firefighters responded just before 3 a.m. Wednesday morning and were on the scene for over four hours, according to a report from the Beaumont Fire Department.

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Charlotte and Jack Brooks

Charlotte Collins Brooks passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the age of 78. She was born and raised in Cameron, Texas, on Aug. 28, 1935, and had lived in Beaumont, Texas, and Washington, D.C. for the past 60 years. A memorial service for Mrs. Brooks will be 6 p.m., Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont, with a gathering of her family and friends to follow.

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