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The National Weather Service in Lake Charles issued an excessive heat warning for Southeast Texas, including Jefferson and Orange counties, on Monday, Aug. 10, as temperatures soared into the triple digits. That afternoon, the NWS reports, the heat index reached 108 degrees.

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LongHorn Steakhouse

The LongHorn Steakhouse at 5920 Eastex Freeway  in Beaumont opened its doors Monday, Aug. 10.

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Your taste buds will rejoice at the 13th annual A Tasting for Some Other Place on Tuesday, Aug. 18, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center. Area residents are invited to enjoy tasty tidbits offered by local restaurants, businesses and churches for only $10.

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Charrica Green and Amanda Lueke

Since last August, the Southeast Texas Food Bank has had a rare commodity within its walls.

Charrica Green of Memphis, Tenn., spent the last year serving the region as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) worker assigned to the food bank through AmeriCorps’ relationship with Feeding Texas, the state body that coordinates the Texas network of food banks.

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Hannah Leleux, a Lamar University junior from Bridge City majoring in computer science, has been awarded a scholarship from the Association for Computing Machinery – Women to attend SIGITE 2015, the 16th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education, on Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, at DePaul University in Chicago.

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IEA supporters, volunteers and participants

Inspire, Encourage, Achieve recently held its Camp Bright Star closing ceremony and luncheon Friday, July 24. Camp Bright Star is a literacy-intensive summer learning program that promotes healthy lifestyle choices and learning opportunities that pave the way to brighter futures. The six-week summer learning program provides personal development and enrichment experiences for 35 Southeast Texas youth who have experienced past hardships and personal challenges.

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issued an Ozone Action Day for the Beaumont-Port Arthur area for Thursday, Aug. 13, TCEQ reports.

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Jonathan Demond Patton

A 25-year-old Beaumont man Jonathan Demond Patton has pleaded guilty to the federal violation of carjacking resulting in death.

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Two of three suspects in Orange robbery

Police in Orange are searching for three suspects who robbed a Verizon Wireless Store on Strickland Aug. 11, reports the Orange Police Department.

In a news release, OPD stated three unknown men, one armed with a handgun, robbed the store at a little after 8 p.m. They reportedly got away with several brand new iPhones and fled in a gray or silver, four-door car.

Police report no one was injured in the robbery.

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A disabled man reported missing from his group home in west-end Beaumont last weekend was found safe.

Beaumont Police Officers were summoned shortly after 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 to the 9100 block of Landis Drive, where a mentally handicapped man turned up missing after reportedly walking away from his health care facility.

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