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Today, the City of Beaumont has partnered with SeeClickFix to announce a new mobile app called “Beaumont 311” that will allow citizens to report quality-of-life and non-emergency issues to the City, Chris Jarmon, executive assistant to the city manager, reported Jan 9. The app replaces GoRequest, which is the City’s current 311 mobile app.

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Sunday, Jan. 8, Gov. Greg Abbott met with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.

Gov. Greg Abbott met with Her Excellency, Tsai Ing-wen, President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Houston on Sunday, Jan. 8, to discuss energy, trade relations and commercial ties between Taiwan and the state of Texas. Gov. Abbott and President Tsai discussed ways to increase trade relations with Taiwan, particularly in the exchange of natural gas and agricultural products, of which Taiwan is a major consumer.

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The first meeting of the new year for the Lumberton Band began with a “little change in the agenda,” club president Randy Eason said Jan. 3.

“Happy New Year, everyone; it’s been a good year so far,” Eason said, pausing for the audience’s laughter. “We have some special guests with us tonight.”

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Jackie Carolyn Cansler Knobloch

Jackie Carolyn Cansler Knobloch of Beaumont, wife of H. Guy Knobloch, passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, in Beaumont, Texas. Jackie was born Thursday, Oct. 10, 1940, in Houston, Texas.

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“I mean, how many school shootings have there been in the nation?”

Melinda Walker, a science teacher at Hamshire-Fannett Middle School, posed that question during a training course. The answer to her question may shock you.

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Officers with the Beaumont Police Department Criminal Interdiction Unit discovered 71 bottles of the dangerous drug Promethazine during a traffic stop on Interstate 10 Jan. 5, reports Officer Haley Morrow. 

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office reports Ricky D. Smith, the man reported missing in Orange County since the early morning hours of Jan. 1, was found safely at home yesterday evening, Jan. 4.

OCSO Criminal Investigator Janois Strause Grizzaffi said at 11 p.m. on Jan. 4 that Smith was safe at the Orange County residence where he is staying.

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The left lane of I-10 westbound in Orange from FM 3247 to Adams Bayou will be closed tonight from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. to make repairs, TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre reported in an email Jan 4.

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UPDATE 1/5 at 10:55 a.m.: The Smith Road overpass over I-10 is now open, TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre reports.

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On Jan. 4, shortly after 9 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported house fire at the corner of Harding Drive and Woodlawn Avenue, Beaumont Fire and Rescue Captain Brad Penisson reported.

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