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On Nov. 28, the Port Arthur Police Department received a call from a citizen regarding a black male displaying a firearm in the parking lot of Judice's French Market at approximately 12:30 p.m. Shortly after, officers received information of a vehicle traveling on Procter Street which had been struck by a bullet, resulting in the front passenger of the vehicle sustaining a non-life threatening gunshot wound to her leg.

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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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