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BKD Forensics & Valuation Services, a division of national CPA and advisory firm BKD, LLP, has implemented a toll-free information line—855.858.3344—as part of its forensic investigation into the City of Port Arthur. This confidential information line is meant to solicit information relevant to the investigation. Information can also be submitted online at IntegraReport.com.

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Courtesy of Yolanda Carmen Perez

The High Street Gallery is hosting a mixed media art exhibition called "Identity In Flux" by Yolanda Carmen Perez, from 7-10 p.m., March 19, highlighting the artist’s experience in American society as a woman of Puerto Rican descent.

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Magnolia flower

The Magnolia Garden Club is hosting its biannual flower and horticulture show with the theme, “Birds & Blooms,” at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) April 5-6. The show is open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. Admission is free.

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A Friday night accident claimed the life of a Groves man, reports Trooper Stephanie Davis of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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Herbert Ballance

A Beaumont police officer has been placed on administrative leave following a fatal shooting over the weekend, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

According to a news release from BPD, dispatch received a call in reference to an auto theft suspect at a residence in the 600 block of 23rd street just after 4:30 p.m. on March 5. Responding officers were advised that the suspect was armed.

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