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Blue Bell Ice Cream

Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities, including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks, because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that, according to the Centers for Disease Control, can cause se

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Brandon Miller, 25

Beaumont Police Department patrol officers taking a report in the 1400 block of Roberts Street on April 22 had to stop what they were doing and immediately investigate when they heard shots fired from a nearby neighborhood park, reports BPD.

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Lupe Flores and wife Nancy

Jefferson County Judge Guadalupe Rodriguez  Flores of County Court at Law No. 2 passed away April 21, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. In his too-short 65 years on earth, he was a skilled advocate, distinguished jurist, community activist, compassionate neighbor and friend to everyone he met, but the titles he cherished most were husband, father and grandfather. To governors and laborers alike, Judge Flores was simply “Lupe.”

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Georgia Vasilakis and Billie Cisneros baking baklava

“Sharing our cultural heritage, customs, food, music and dance with our friends in Southeast Texas,” says St. Michael Mediterranean Festival organizer Georgia Vasilakis, the Mediterranean Festival has quickly become one of the most anticipated events of the season. Now in its eighth year, Med Fest will be held Saturday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (rain or shine) at St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church at 690 N. 15th St.

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Roger Treece

Lamar University’s Cardinal Jazz Singers will appear in concert with guest artist Roger Treece on Tuesday, April 28, on campus at the Rothwell Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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An unforgettable night of magic is coming to Orange. The Kiwanis Club is hosting a magic show with illusionist C.J. Johnson on Monday, April 27, at the Little Cypress Mauriceville High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Johnson, a Texas native, is sure to make the skeptics think twice. His performance is engaging for children and entertaining for adults. Tickets are available for an $11 donation and can be picked up at the Lamar State College-Orange cashier’s office on the second floor of the Ron E.

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If you like your flamingos plastic and your humor raunchy, then The Great American Trailer Park Musical is right up your double-wide. This energetic musical plays on a lot of stereotypes but will surprise you with the quality of its original songs and the often uproariously funny — if more than a little profane — lyrics and dialogue. You’ll need to park any passion for political correctness at the gate (and leave your children at home) when you enter Armadillo Acres.

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Police in Orange are searching for a suspect who led them on a chase ending at an apartment complex and then got away on foot, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Kelly students weed tomatoes at The Giving Field, an organic garden in Beaumont
At the field, students picked pounds of fava beans, planted beans and corn, and

Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School students visited 38 sites across Southeast Texas and performed various types of community service during their annual “Kelly Springs Into Action” endeavor Friday, April 17.

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