The News

Teachers and staff at Charlton-Pollard Elementary School in Beaumont are encouraging their students to perform “Acts of Kindness” and then recognizing the good deeds of their young charges.
Earline Mitchell, counselor at the school, said, “At Charlton-Pollard Elementary School, we know that one small thoughtful gesture can make someone else’s day. Kindness is contagious and we want to pass it around. We are teaching our students that their greatness is measured by their kindness.”

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The Beaumont Botanical Gardens got a solid addition to an already beautiful scenic area in Tyrrell Park after a local Eagle Scout built and donated three stone benches in the park’s pond area.
Caleb Hughes, 16, of Beaumont’s Troop 117 at Trinity United Methodist Church, built the three benches with the help of his stonemason grandfather, Conroy Hughes Jr., and said the project was a much-needed addition to the park, which was badly damaged after Hurricane Ike.

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Did you ever hear of a project that just made you feel happy? Recently, I was introduced to the Giving Field garden project. What a wonderful testimony to the volunteer efforts of our community once again!

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From the cauldron to the microwave, the Dishman/Justice Collection in the Lamar University Archive documents nearly five centuries of food preparation and recipes.
“It’s a unique collection that most people don’t know that we have,” said Penny Clark, Lamar University archivist. “This is something really special. It’s sort of a hidden treasure.”

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Dustin Keith Jones
, aka Ellis Tatum



The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division needs help locating a dangerous fugitive. Dustin Keith Jones
, aka Ellis Tatum,
 is 25 years old, stands 5-feet-10 and weighs 170
 pounds. His last known address was in the 4000 Block of Maida Road, Beaumont. Jones is
 believed to be hiding in the area of Broussard and Tram Road in 
Beaumont. 



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