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The 84th Texas Legislature convened in mid-January, and change has come in the wake of the 2014 elections – but not fast enough to satisfy Tea Party adherents who elected more of their eager partisans to the House and Senate. They also elevated one of their own – Sen. Dan Patrick – to the pivotal job of lieutenant governor.

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At approximately 9:10 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported apartment fire at 5080 Helbig Rd. There were multiple calls reporting the fire, and when firefighters arrived, they found the living room on fire in one apartment and it was quickly extinguished.

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Beaumont firefighters battled a blaze on Helbig that injured a child and destroyed an apartment at the complex on Feb. 11, reports Beaumont Fire Rescue.

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Water leak

A burst water line at Mauriceville schools of Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD was repaired but resulted in a boil water notice and left the campuses to seek other means of providing students with water until lab tests are complete.

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The Lamar University Police Department is still searching for the suspect in the theft of a cell phone forcibly taken from a student on campus on Feb. 9.

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