The News

It had been a long time since the NBC program “Saturday Night Live” set the cultural agenda for the nation, but on a December night in 2005 it did just that – and foreshadowed a trend that has finally landed in Beaumont. In the SNL digital short “Lazy Sunday,” Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell made a crosstown Manhattan trip to see the movie “The Chronicles of Narnia,” stopping along the way for some cupcakes at the Magnolia Bakery.

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Officer Doug Kibodeaux of the Beaumont Police Department released details and suspect descriptions in two weekend robberies.

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Isaiah Rideaux

According to Officer Doug Kibodeaux of the Beaumont Police Department, at 10:49 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, a male subject entered  A&E Billiards at 1705 College in Beaumont as it was about to open for business. Once inside, he confronted the manager, demanding money. The subject displayed a handgun. The store manager, who has a concealed carry permit, attempted to draw her own pistol; however, the suspect stopped her by pointing his weapon at the manager’s face, and then disarmed her.

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3210 N. Willowood Lane

On Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, shortly after 7:30 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to 3210 N. Willowood Lane when a tree fell onto a house and caused a small fire. The occupant of the home was able to escape without injury.

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When the dust settled in the arena and the last bull was corralled at the end of the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas recently, two cowboy heroes from Southeast Texas stood in the international spotlight. Cody Teel, now 20, of Kountze was named the best bull rider in the world and Beau Schroeder, 25, of Nome was fourth in the world. Schroeder had the best average for the 10 events in Las Vegas and brought home two belt buckles, a new saddle and a check for $181,871.

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