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Two Southeast Texas men have been sentenced to prison for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced April 13.

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Jason Lee Allen

On April 13 at about 8:30 a.m., Galveston County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a person attempting to break into a house in the 900 block of 21st Street in San Leon, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a release.

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1100 block of Euclid Street (top) and 2400 block of Linson Street

Two houses in Beaumont caught fire this weekend, Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Brad Penisson reported. 

On April 16 at about 1:19 AM, Beaumont Fire-Rescue units responded to a structure fire reported at in the 1100 block of Euclid Street.

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Child Protective Services (CPS) staff and other child advocates gathered for a press conference Friday, April 7, at the fire museum pavilion in downtown Beaumont.

“CPS completed 166,753 investigations that confirmed 58,664 children were victims of abuse or neglect in Texas last year,” Shari Pulliam, Beaumont’s CPS spokesperson, said in a release, calling child abuse “a big problem” in Texas.

“More than 200 children in Texas died due to abuse or neglect last year,” she said.

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Beaumont’s First Baptist Church is planning to make its ninth annual community Easter egg hunt more accessible for the whole community.

The hunt for 25,000 eggs begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 15 in Rogers Park.

Children’s pastor Melissa Johnson recommends that parents of kids with special needs arrive early and use one of the six handicap accessible spaces in the parking lot off Gladys Street.

The community egg hunt now regularly has over 1,000 attending each year, according to Johnson.

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