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Dr. Anne L. Matthews

The Rotary Club of Beaumont will host a celebration of International Women’s Day at the club meeting Wednesday, March 2, beginning at noon at the MCM Eleganté. The speaker will be Dr. Anne L. Matthews, who served as the first woman vice president of Rotary International. Matthews was also the first woman to serve on both the Rotary Foundation Trustees and the Rotary International Board of Directors.

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a homicide of a former Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) officer found apparently shot to death in his home Feb. 21. They have already identified a "person of interest" they believe was involved in the shooting, the victim's live-in fiancée.

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Elizabeth Peeler, Shanil Jasani, Abigail Drago and Elyse Broussard

Kelly High School’s Youth-Leadership Southeast Texas (Y-LSET) Team has partnered with Leadership Southeast Texas and West Brook High School’s Y-LSET Team to collect used bicycles for veterans. The program was designed to fulfill military veterans’ requests for bicycles to help them seek and maintain employment. All donations will benefit Jefferson County veterans and their families.

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A Jefferson County jury found a 42-year-old Vidor man guilty of methamphetamine possession stemming from a February 2015 arrest related to drug activity at a local motel. 

In a press release, District Attorney Bob Wortham announced that a jury of the Drug Impact Court found Houston Gene Freeman guilty of possession of methamphetamine of at least 4 grams and less than 200 grams, a second-degree felony charge. 

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A Vidor police officer directing traffic on Highway 12 who was injured after being struck by a vehicle at close to 9 p.m. on Feb. 23 is recovering, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD).

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