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Hit up Beaumont Classic Movie Nights’ showing of the holiday favorite, “Elf,” on Friday, Nov. 30, and get there early for a contest that could earn free tickets to future showings while letting off a little steam (gas).

The 7:30 p.m. showing introduces the audience to Buddy (Will Ferrell), who was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. 

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Letters come down at the "Butch"

Thursday, Nov. 29, work was underway at the Beaumont Independent School Memorial Stadium, with workers removing the old Carrol A. “Butch” Thomas signage to erect new lettering.

According to district spokesperson Nakisha Burns, the change is being made in an effort to bridge divisions within the Beaumont community. 

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office reported that, two Greek shipping companies, Avin International LTD, and Nicos I.V. Special Maritime Enterprises, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Beaumont to charges stemming from several discharges of oil into the waters of Texas ports by the oil tanker M/T Nicos I.V., announced Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and United States Attorney Joseph D. Brown for the Eastern District of Texas.

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Southeast Texas State Representative Joseph Deshotel announced on Monday, Nov. 26, that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will soon reopen its Port Arthur branch.

“We have been working with the Department of Public Safety regarding the long waits at the Beaumont office and limited hours of operation at the Port Arthur location,” Deshotel reported. “We are happy to announce the Texas Department of Public Safety will open the Port Arthur office back to normal business hours Dec. 11.”

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Orange police officers responded to a report of a major collision on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive near Community Christian Church on Nov. 26. According to information from Orange Police Department, an 18-year-old woman was driving southbound on Martin Luther King when she struck the back of a sanitation truck picking up waste containers. An employee working on the truck was seriously injured during the wreck and was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont where he died from his injuries. The 18-year-old driver was also transported to the hospital for treatment.

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