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An armed man apparently attempting to escape arrest was shot and killed during a confrontation with officers Nov. 22, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. 

Southeast Texans who answered the desperate need for foster parents


It was the day 17-year-old Destiny McCrea had waited on for seven long years. She was officially part of a family.

Todd Madden, BISD graphic artist, and Charles Thomas, truck driver, load boxes

The Beaumont Independent School District hosted a food drive, which ended Nov. 15, that gathered 15,165 pounds for the Southeast Texas Food Bank, according to Doris Harris, Southeast Texas Food Bank administrative assistant.

The food bank provides food to over 130 hunger relief agencies in the area.

Lauren Pope, Salvation Army regional resource development director; Sandra Bourn
Mother and daughter place a donation in the kettle outside Dillard’s at Parkdale

The Salvation Army kicked off the 114th Red Kettle Campaign at Parkdale Mall on Friday, Nov. 18.

Charlotte Mizener (harp), Erin Murphy and Jennifer Shannon (flutes)

The R.C. Miller Memorial Library hosted its fifth annual “Sounds of Sharing” program Thursday, Nov. 17.