The News

Many Southeast Texans experienced a stormy Christmas Day, and some Vidorians might have even witnessed a tornado.

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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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