The News

The 2015 winners of the school-level competition held March 12 at Orangefield Hi

Orangefield High School students Thanh Tsan and Chase Slaughter earned first place in Declamation and Interpretive Reading, respectively, at the school-level finals of the 111th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation, a scholarship program sponsored by the

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Nine-time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow will headline the 35th Christus Health Foundation Gala on Saturday, April 18, at the Beaumont Civic Center. The black-tie benefit provides an opportunity for an intimate evening of entertainment starting with cocktails at 7 p.m. followed by a gourmet meal at 8 p.m., all leading to a world-class performance at 9:30 p.m. by Crow.

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Mometrix Test Preparation presented a check to the Muscular Dystrophy Association for $10,163. During the month of August 2014, Mometrix donated 10 percent of their sales to MDA. Since 2011, Mometrix Test Preparation has raised over $40,000.

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The Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School Mock Trial Team participated in the 36th annual Texas High School Mock Trial Competition in March. Twenty-eight high school teams from across Texas competed in Dallas, arguing a hypothetical court case. These teams, which emerged as the best in their school districts/regions, were matched against one another, culminating in a final championship round Saturday evening at the Earle Cabell Federal Building.

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Investigators are searching for the suspect or suspects responsible for a fire in Beaumont on March 31, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue.

According to a news release, Beaumont firefighters responded to a report of a house on fire at 1405 Pipkin Street on Tuesday. Upon arrival, they discovered a rear bedroom involved by fire. They entered the dwelling and were able to extinguish the fire quickly.

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