The News

According to a press release from Sgt. Rob Flores of the Beaumont Police Department, police are in the early stages of an investigation into the death of 53-year-old Brian W. Dabbs of Beaumont.

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Police and fire officials evacuated a half-mile stretch of Beaumont’s North End on Thursday morning, Nov. 1, after crews with the Jefferson County Drainage District struck a 4-inch gas main near Galveston and Wilson streets.

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You may be anticipating guests for the holidays. Sometimes you just can’t wait for those guests to arrive, and you just can’t wait for those same guests to leave. How about attracting some easygoing guests to your place? Birds are guests we welcome and hope stay on forever. Attracting birds gets easy when you follow some simple tips.

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Tony Pereira, research assistant professor for the College of Engineering at Lamar University, held an organic gardening workshop Saturday, Oct. 20, at Basic Foods in Beaumont. The workshop promoted a chemical and pesticide-free approach to gardening and taught attendees how to start their own organic garden. “The chemicals used in industrial farms are running into the Mississippi River and causing dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico, including one the size of New Jersey, 8,000 square miles, that reaches from Galveston all the way to the mouth of the Mississippi,” he said.

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State Sen. Tommy Williams, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, stopped by Vincent Middle School in Beaumont on Tuesday, Oct. 30, for a first-hand look at the Communities In Schools (CIS) program in action. More specifically, Williams was there to observe the CIS drop-out prevention effort.

He met with a group of students, teachers and staff in the Vincent library. CIS coordinator Karen Moore described how the program helped students set goals and deal with stress brought on by life situations outside of the school.

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