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Joseph Lewis (inset) and New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

When Joseph Lewis showed up at the New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church where he had been a trustee for nearly a decade to find the locks changed and police waiting to escort him from the premises, he knew he was in for a battle. 

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James Richard Newton

Police have arrested a suspect in the Nov. 10 attempted robbery of Third Coast Bank on Dowlen Road in Beaumont. Beaumont resident James Richard Newton, 46, was taken into custody Nov. 12 at the Best Western Casino in Vinton, Louisiana after deputies located his vehicle in the parking lot of the casino.

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OPD arrested Heather N. Davis and Aaron D. Williams

Police in Orange arrested two suspects and confiscated a variety of controlled substances along with two handguns during a search warrant at a residence in the 400 block of Crepe Myrtle Drive in Orange on Nov. 11, OPD reports.

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Stacey Lewis (inset) and associates

Stacey Lewis has been a fixture in Beaumont’s North End community for more than a decade, heading up the neighborhood’s recreational facility and pool, volunteering at public events and participating and hosting philanthropic endeavors year-round with various organizations. Thousands of young lives have been touched by Lewis’ influence, but there’s always more to be done.

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High Five mugsots

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting dangerous drug dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets.

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Chris Sanders, Jeff Westgate and Melisa Guillot bag samples for processing.

Sometimes the big picture can only be seen in the details. Such is the case when trying to determine the true picture of what populated the Earth millions of years ago. While the larger creatures capture the public’s imagination, knowing what was underfoot helps give a fuller picture of a particular place and time.

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Erin Burns, clinical audiology supervisor, speech and hearing department, earned honors Nov. 3 as the third recipient of the Texas State University System Staff Excellence Award. She is a resident of Beaumont and a seven-year veteran of the Lamar University staff.

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BPSF Past President Shirlene Cook and BPSF Secretary Stephanie Spiller
From left, Nathan Cross, BPSF treasurer; Dawn Pollard, BPSF 2015 Spring Award Wi

Nearly 500 diners enjoyed a “Fiesta Breakfast” from Casa Olé in Beaumont on Tuesday, Oct.

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Veterans Day 2015 photos

Southeast Texans celebrated our nation’s protectors during Veterans Day ceremonies across the area on Nov. 11. Community members and leaders joined veterans and their loved ones throughout the Golden Triangle to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

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Cade Bernsen with wife Merideth

What’s missing at the polls during most elections, local attorney Cade Bernsen argues, is the most critical piece of our democratic process – voters.

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