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Paying tribute to the fallen heroes whose sacrifices paved the way for America’s freedom and who have given their lives to protect this nation and its citizens is important to Southeast Texans as evidenced by the many Memorial Day community celebrations across the area commemorating those brave souls.

Beaumont

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Officers in arrested three people in a vehicle stocked with methamphetamine and guns on Dec. 11, Orange Police Department Capt. Robert Enmon reports.  

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The Houston Zoo is on Santa’s nice list for the 95th year! The big guy came early to the Houston Zoo and delivered an even bigger guy – a 400-pound male lion, the zoo announced Tuesday, Dec. 12. Guests can see three-year-old Hasani most mornings in the lion habitat. While he's currently getting to know the three lionesses, they'll be alternating time in the yard until they are all better acquainted.

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Silsbee High School's GOLD! robotics team | Photo: Silsbee ISD

The Silsbee High School’s robotics team, GOLD!, competed in the Pasadena ISD VEX In the Zone tournament at the Lewis Career and Technical High School and emerged as tournament champions from a field of forty teams on Saturday, Dec. 9, the district announced in a statement.

The win advances the team to the VEX Robotics state championship tournament in February, Silsbee ISD spokesperson Daniel Elizondo said.

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Terry Prudhomme, Briandon Murphy, Ernest Jones and Clinton Johnson

Beaumont Police have arrested four men in connection with the shooting of a homeless man in downtown, the department said in a release.

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Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced that a Texas pilot has pleaded guilty Dec. 7 to federal wire fraud and arson charges, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Deputies with the Galveston County Sheriff's Office shot a wild pig that the department said was causing problems for some residents.

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Pickup truck hits utility poles on Highway 105 | Photo: Texas DPS

A 19 year old Beaumont man found unresponsive at the scene of an early morning accident on Highway 105 and initially reported dead was later resuscitated, according to a statement from The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

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Map of the affected neighborhoods | Photo: City of Beaumont

The City of Beaumont will be performing smoke testing today in a neighborhood near Washington Boulevard and Corporate Drive, according to officials.

The city's contractor, RJN Group, performed the same tests yesterday in the Blossom neighborhood, illustrated on a map released by the city.

The testing is part of the city's plans to improve the sewer system, City of Beaumont spokesperson Chris Jarmon told The Examiner.

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