The News

Although the City of Beaumont kicked off the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday Saturday, Jan. 18, there was plenty of celebrating left to be had around Southeast Texas on the official holiday celebrating the late, great Civil Rights leader and his cause Monday, Jan. 21.

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Monday, Jan. 21 – Be prepared for some delays if you are traveling westbound to Beaumont on Interstate 10 today. According to TxDOT spokesperson Marc Shepherd, the westbound left lane between Rose City and Beaumont will be closed for road work being done on the Neches River Bridge, also known as the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge, today and possibly Tuesday, Jan. 22.

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Beaumont police are still searching for a man who robbed the Compass bank Friday morning, Jan. 18. 

Officer Carol Riley said the man approached the teller at the bank located at 2635 I-10 E. and demanded money at approximately 11:08 a.m. 

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On Jan. 17, Altus Cancer Center unveiled a new 66-canvas mural displayed on the wall of the radiation treatment room at the facility in honor of the center’s first birthday.

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Former Port Arthur Housing Authority maintenance director Joe Guillory is looking forward to a court date in Jefferson County now that a district court judge has ruled that the ousted employee’s wrongful termination suit against the PAHA can move forward with trial July 15,2013.

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