The News

The Beaumont Public Schools Foundation Inc. (BPSF) surprised seven Beaumont Independent School District staff members and three students by presenting them with grants totaling $6,022.80 during an award caravan Friday, Dec. 7.

BPSF board members distributed the awards by caravanning from campus to campus to give grant-winners a special gift and the materials requested in their respective grant applications.

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Over 5,000 Southeast Texas senior citizens who otherwise might be forgotten this Christmas season will receive gifts and companionship through the seventh annual “Be a Santa to a Senior” program. The Meals On Wheels Program, senior organizations such as The Foundation for the Betterment of Seniors, and area retailers are partnering with event sponsor Home Instead Senior Care to brighten the lives of senior citizens in Orange, Jefferson, and Hardin counties.

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Almost 100 children attended the Buckner Toy Run on Saturday, Dec. 1, on the grounds of the Buckner Children’s Village in Beaumont when Buckner Children and Family Services hosted the yearly event for the boys and girls living at the facility.

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Friends and families gathered at the Ford Event Center in Beaumont on Friday, Dec. 7, to celebrate the 22nd annual Feast of Sharing hosted by H-E-B. The grocer invited local residents to enjoy a delicious, nutritious free meal and entertainment at the event, and the residents responded in droves.

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Expectations are building for America to become the world leader in oil production by 2017 due in part to what some are supposing could be the largest oil play in American history, taking place on Texan soil.

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