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What was once an inner-city sanctuary for South Park residents of all walks of life now stands on the precipice of closure if the city does not act.

The L.L. Melton Family Life Center, formerly the L.L. Melton YMCA, is struggling to keep the doors open, prompting a letter to the city requesting help paying what amounts to $3,000 in monthly utilities to stay open.

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The joke is on Southeast Texas this month as one of Beaumont Independent School District’s highest paid employees made Texas Monthly magazine’s annual list of Bum Steer Award recipients.

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According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO), the narcotics task force arrested three people in two separate drug busts in Beaumont.

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Michael Lee, unit director for the HEB Mid-County store, cut the ribbon at a re-grand opening celebration of its Mid County store at 4800 B Highway 365 on Jan. 9. “After years of careful planning, we are thrilled to reveal the newly renovated store,” Lee said in a recent release. “Everything about the expanded store, from its design to its fresh offerings, was specifically tailored to meet the needs and desires of this community.

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