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Southeast Texans should be aware of an energy scam, according to a consumer alert by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas.

According to the alert, the scammers are “using in-person solicitations, social media, fliers, phone calls and text messages ... claiming that a new federal program established by the Obama administration is providing a free utility bill payment.”

This is a claim Debi Derrick, communications specialist at Entergy Texas in Beaumont, says is fraudulent.

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More than three weeks after three Port Arthur mosquitoes tested positive for the West Nile virus, Jefferson County Mosquito Control says no more evidence of the disease has turned up.

A pool of mosquitoes from the Grannis Avenue and Fifth Street area of Port Arthur was sent to Austin on June 27 for West Nile testing, according to Kevin Sexton, director of Jefferson County Mosquito Control.

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The man behind Guardian Angel Service Dogs has had his share of legal problems in his home state of Virginia, and a barrage of comments online raised questions about his organization following the publication of a story last week.

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Trudie Crutchfield’s epic battle with nature and Bank of America

 

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New facility replaces storm-damaged Harvest Club

 

The Beaumont City Council held its weekly meeting at the new Event Centre on July 10, giving the public the first opportunity to view the site. The massive windows looked out over rain falling on the pond in front of the building; inside, the council conducted business as usual in the new structure at 700 Crockett St.

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