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 Calder Woods assisted living resident Edna Buck, 92, sits in a 1928 Model A dur
Calder Woods assisted living resident Charlie Pemberton (right) and his son, Cra

It is estimated that Americans spend more than four years of their life behind the wheel. It then would make sense that some of their fondest memories or best conversations were had in a car. To share in these special memories and help create even more, Calder Woods, a nonprofit, faith-based senior living community, invites the public to its 12th annual Antique Car Show on Friday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to noon to help families kick off Father’s Day weekend.

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New BISD Police Chief Rob Flores, Jr. (right) with Beaumont Police Chief Jimmy S

According to an announcement made by Beaumont Independent School District spokesperson Ron Reynolds, the district’s Board of Managers approved the hiring of several new administrative employees as recommended by new Superintendent Dr.

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The Officer Bryan Hebert Memorial Foundation will host a fish fry fundraiser on Thursday, June 25 at Performance Car Audio in Beaumont.

For $10, guests can purchase a fish plate served with hushpuppies, fries and a bottled water. Dine-in and drive-thru pick up services will be available from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Proceeds from this benefit are used to provide full paid scholarships for cadets to attend the Lamar Institute of Technology's Regional Police Academy in honor of fallen police officer, Bryan Hebert.

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Every year, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and volunteers from around the area team up to bring children, law enforcement officers and other first responders together for food, fun and fellowship at the annual Cops N Kids Picnic, and this year’s event was the biggest and best yet, Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson of OCSO reports.

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After the conclusion of the program, many Aggie alumni came up to Texas A&M Univ
Task Force One conducts search and rescue operations in Orleans Parish, Louisian

John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, shared a wide range of topics and experiences, all Aggie related, on Wednesday, June 3, with members of the Beaumont Rotary Club at the MCM Eleganté Hotel and Conference Center.

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Denise Hinz and Princess Renee at City Council

The Beaumont City Council and Community Development Director Chris Boone said recently that they plan to take measures to address transportation difficulties faced by persons with disabilities in the city.

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Terra Crawford is accused of having sex with an inmate.

National attention has been focused in recent weeks on sexual relations between inmates and prison staff in the wake of an escape at the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York. Two inmates escaped with the help of prison tailor shop instructor Joyce Mitchell, who is reported to have had a sexual relationship with at least one of the escapees.

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Gary Weber
MCM Eleganté staff

Burt Lecher, president for Greater Houston Region Model A Restorers Club, showed off derby cars following a Hubley race Friday, June 12, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel. Daingerfield resident Gary Weber of the Tyler Model A Club took first place in the race.

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Cory Crenshaw

According to a posted agenda for the Jefferson County Commissioners Court, the elected officials are set to appoint a new judge to fill a vacancy left in the County Court at Law No. 2 office with the passing of longtime public servant Judge Lupe Flores. Under regular business to be approved by the commissioners  Monday, June 22, the court will "consider filling the vacancy created in County Court at Law No. 2 ... with Mr. Cory Crenshaw, such appointment to become effective June 29, 2015.

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On Monday, June 15, Galveston County officials issued a voluntary evacuation order for the Bolivar Peninsula. After withstanding high tides and strong wind gusts, Bolivar restaurants and retailers were open for business and ready for beachgoers by Wednesday, June 17.

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