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Beaumont Police responded to a burglary at Mike's Drive In Grocery, 680 Buford Street, on Friday, Nov. 11 at 3:43 a.m., BPD PIO Officer Haley Morrow reports.

Officers responding to the scene discovered a vehicle, later determined as a white Chrysler Town & Country minivan, was used to ram the front doors of the business. Once entry was gained, the suspects unsuccessfully attempted to access an ATM. The suspects then burglarized the store and fled in the minivan.

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A multi-vehicle accident caused one of the cars to catch fire on I-10 eastbound in Vidor, Texas Department of Public Safety reports. The accident occurred at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.

A 1965 Ford Falcon was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 near Rose City when the right tire came off of the Ford, sending the vehicle into a spin. The Ford struck the inside concrete barrier and became disabled in the roadway. The dislodged tire from the Ford struck a 2011 Chrysler passenger vehicle.

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A Port Arthur resident suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his foot on Friday, Nov. 11.

Port Arthur Police officers were notified of a gunshot victim at St. Elizabeth's hospital at 1:48 p.m. Their investigation revealed that the Hispanic man's wound was self-inflicted. The injury was non life-threatening and the victim ultimately refused medical treatment and was released.

Any further information should be directed to the Port Arthur Criminal Investigation Division at (409) 983-8624.

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Port Arthur Police responded to a disturbance at Port Arthur Park Apartments on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 3:49 a.m.

Officers discovered a 39 year old black man who suffered a head injury from a baseball bat. He was transported to St. Elizabeth's hospital for treatment. The suspect was also located and arrested for aggravated assault and transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility for booking.

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Approximately 2,400 Americans die from a cardiovascular disease every day; in fact, heart disease and stroke are America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers, respectively. Studies show that a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease is lack of physical activity, but that just 30 minutes a day of an activity like walking can improve your health and decrease your risk.

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Anne Huff swears in nine new firefighters.

Beaumont Fire-Rescue welcomed nine new firefighters to its ranks and celebrated longtime service and several promotions, including one promotion to captain, during a ceremony at the department’s headquarters at 400 Walnut St. in Beaumont on Nov. 2.

Chief Anne Huff, who received her 30-year pin during the ceremony, greeted fellow fire staff and their families at the pavilion on Walnut Street.

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Mr. Ronnie Lee was recognized as Employee of the Month by the Orange Chamber

A teacher and a student at Community Christian School in Orange were recently nominated for awards from the Orange Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Ronnie Lee, high school teacher at Community Christian School, was recognized as Employee of the Month by the Orange Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Lee has dedicated 17 post retirement years to teaching upper level math and science to our students, including dual credit courses through Lamar Orange. He will celebrate his 80th birthday later this month.

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Join the Downtown Museum District on the grounds of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) and Texas Energy Museum at 500 Main Street for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Party from 4 - 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8.

Children and their families are invited, once again, to celebrate the holiday season with hands-on activities at this festive celebration complete with a visit from Santa Claus. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Sweeten up the holiday season with the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET), by creating a mini winter wonderland at the Gingerbread House Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 3. Children and their families are invited to design and decorate these sweet holiday gingerbread houses at this annual event.

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Ever since a group of local friends, residents and business people came together to put on the first Texas Crab Festival in 1986, the Crab Fest has been all about community. Thanks to the continued efforts of local volunteers and sponsors, the annual Mother’s Day Weekend Crab Fest/Beach Party/Family Reunion has grown into a nationally known destination festival, attracting thousands of visitors each year to Crystal Beach, Texas for a celebration of Gulf Coast style music, art and crabs. And as the festival has grown, so has its continued commitment to serve the community.

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