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A scout from El Paso’s Troop 4 leans over the edge of the Air Assault Tower at F

FORT BLISS, Texas — At 40 feet in the air on a wooden rappel tower, the mind can play tricks. Legs begin to tremble and the ground begins to spin. The instructor tells the Boy Scout to take three deep breaths and then prepare to jump.

Butterflies swirl in the stomach and his hands clasp tightly to a single strand of rope, the only thing between him and the distant floor below. Although it was frightening, these conditions would be similar if he had to save someone’s life.

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Southeast Texas has yet another Eagle Scout, and this one is helping his local first responders meet the challenges of rural county living.

Timothy Rhodes of Crew 95 in Cleveland, Texas, said after volunteering at his local volunteer fire department in North Liberty County, he decided to help the rural first responders for his Eagle Scout project.

“I helped on the rig (fire truck) for about six months before I joined,” he said.

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Will Humber of Odom Academy won a grant to purchase a new incubator and

The Beaumont Public Schools Foundation’s grant caravan visited local campuses Friday, May 3, to “grant” the wishes of a number of students and staff of BISD. Several grants were distributed during surprise presentations to the student and staff winners who applied for funding to be used for special projects at their schools.

Four students from Smith Middle School received grant awards along with six staff members from various campuses around Beaumont.

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Each surgical room can be utilized for a number of different things.

Beaumont has a new high-tech surgical facility in the growing West End.

At least 100 doctors, nurses and prospective patients gathered at Beaumont’s new Victory Medical Center on Thursday, May 2, for the facility’s grand opening.

CEO Becky Ames helped cut the ribbon and welcome guests to room after room of hors d'oeuvres and drinks, including salmon, leg of lamb and shrimp.

City Council members, healthcare workers and other staff showed off spacious surgical rooms, each designed to meet a flexible range of surgical needs.

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Kendrick Johnson

Police say a naked man high on PCP broke into a family member’s home Thursday morning, May 9. 

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