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Del Papa Distributing Co. employee Brian Martin

Ten Del Papa Distributing Company employees and their families volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County in Beaumont on Saturday, Dec. 15. Afterward, the Gulf Coast beer distributor, which also recently partnered with Habitat for Humanity on projects near the company’s Texas City and Victoria locations, presented the organization with a $1,500 donation.

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Police are still searching for a man they say kidnapped a woman at the Petro Truck Stop on Walden Road in Beaumont. 

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S.O.C. (Save Our Children, Children in Motion), with sponsors like the Reaud Family Foundation, H.E.B. and the Wortham Foundation, helped ensure that more than a dozen children had a merry Christmas, and provided a way for 15 families to have enough nourishment to see them into the new year.

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Many Southeast Texans experienced a stormy Christmas Day, and some Vidorians might have even witnessed a tornado.

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It had been a long time since the NBC program “Saturday Night Live” set the cultural agenda for the nation, but on a December night in 2005 it did just that – and foreshadowed a trend that has finally landed in Beaumont. In the SNL digital short “Lazy Sunday,” Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell made a crosstown Manhattan trip to see the movie “The Chronicles of Narnia,” stopping along the way for some cupcakes at the Magnolia Bakery.

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