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The Christmas plant we call the Blooming Christmas cactus is officially known as “Schumbergera” or “Zygocactus.” It blooms at Christmas and even at Easter time if well cared for. This little surprise from Santa stays tucked away all summer and then in the early fall, you can watch the tips of the leaves beginning to grow. The tips get darker and darker until a little bud forms. This beauty is just waiting for short days and cool night temperatures to show you its blooms.

Frank Collier

A Beaumont man is in the Jefferson County Jail after police say they caught him in the act of burglarizing a home. 

According to a BPD press release, Frank Sinatra Collier, 33, was arrested by police after a witness saw him break a window and enter a home in the 1300 block of Galway. 

When police arrived, Collier waved at officers from inside the home before he fled out the back door, according to the press release. 

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Alfred Wright: Photo courtesy of Facebook

After a family search party found the body of a missing Jasper man, police say official autopsy results won’t be in for another four to six weeks — results that would clearly determine the man’s cause of death. 

Larry Wayne Ball

A Nederland man has pleaded guilty to regularly downloading and viewing child pornography. Larry Wayne Ball, 67, was indicted by a Jefferson County Grand Jury on Oct. 24 for possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony.