The News

Police in Beaumont arrested a 26-year-old Port Arthur man for allegedly stealing a car and then leading officers on a foot-chase through a local neighborhood, Beaumont Police Department Carol Riley reports.

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Tom McDonnell with Spectra and Doug Thornton of SMG

“We’ve got to be more aggressive… to bring events in, and looking at new ways of generating that business,” SMG executive vice president Doug Thornton told Jefferson County Commissioners this week, explaining what the SMG management team would do differently if given yet another five years to oversee events at the publicly subsidized Ford Park Entertainment Complex, where it has been in charge for nearly 15 years operating at a roughly $2 million-a-year deficit.

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Arbor Day Foundation

Everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Trees for America program.

Everyone joining this month will receive one of the following tree packages based on their location: 10 Arizona cypress, 10 live oak or 10 mixed trees including eastern redbud, white pine, sugar maple, white flowering dogwood, pin oak, red maple, river birch, silver maple and northern red oak.

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Beaumont officers arrested a robbery suspect fleeing the Stop & Shop convenience store at 671 Washington Blvd. on Wednesday, Sept 14, at 11:39 p.m.

Gilbert Farrell Corbin, 30, entered the store wearing a hooded sweatshirt with his face covered and a dark-colored bag in his hand. He pointed the bag like a weapon, demanding “all the money,” according to the clerk. The clerk stated that he refused and the suspect fled the premises, according to the statement released Sept. 15.

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Saturday, Sept. 24, the Jefferson County District Clerk’s Office will be open for Passport Day from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This is the first time that the District Clerk’s Office has opened on a weekend since the office started doing passports April 1, 2015, according to Jefferson County District Clerk Jamie Smith. On Passport Day, customers can walk and in request routine or expedited service.

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