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George Hirasaki

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) recently honored George Hirasaki with the SPE Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal at SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held 26 through 28 September in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Hirasaki is A. J.

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Beaumont Police's tip of the week is to remind the community to trick or treat safely.

"The Beaumont Police Department wants to remind you that Halloween is one of the most enjoyable days of the year for children, but parents should be aware of the potential risks that can affect children who are not supervised properly," BPD said in a statement posted on their Facebook page. "Trick-or-Treaters should always have adult supervision, even if they are traveling in a group of friends, to ensure that they aren't a tempting target for real-life goblins."

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Friday, Oct. 21, at 6:15 AM, Beaumont Police responded to the 7500 block of College Street in reference to a major crash involving a vehicle and a bicyclist.

Investigation revealed that the bicyclist was traveling west bound in the left inside west bound travel lane (closest to the center turning lane) of College Street. The bicyclist did not have an illuminated headlight or red reflector on the rear of the bicycle.

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The Halloween Blood Drive-In, sponsored by Boomtown Flim and Music Festival, will be held at World Gym Fitness Center, 229 Dowlen Rd, Suite 5 on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Explore God discussion group is meeting at Sertino’s Café near Parkdale Mall on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. through the end of this month into November.

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In an statement from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) and Sheriff Keith Merritt, the sheriff said he and his staff are saddened to announce the loss of a valuable member of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Captain Tom Ray, 46, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, Oct. 23, of a possible heart attack.

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California leaf-nosed bat (Photo by J. Scott Altenbach)

Eight kids from across the country are proving that you don’t need to be an adult to help out bats. These kids are members of the “Bat Squad,” a group of young people who will be introduced to schools across North America in a four-part live webcast series to be launched online at BatWeek.org during the third annual Bat Week, held this year from Oct. 24-31.

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Armed with information from concerned citizens and a narcotics search warrant, officers with the Orange Police Department (OPD), Orange County Sheriff's Office, West Orange Police Department and Bridge City Police Department effectively dismantled an apparent counterfeit currency manufacturing operation and confiscated a large amount of methamphetamine at a residence in the 100 block of Amaryllis Street in Orange on Oct. 21, OPD Lt. Jason T.

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Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2:00p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of US 69 and FM 1003 in Hardin County.

A Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound in the outside traffic lane on US 69. A Dodge passenger vehicle was traveling northbound on US 69. The driver of the Dodge made a left turn into the crossover, failed to yield and pulled out in front of the motorcycle. The motorcycle slammed into the passenger-side of the Dodge and was thrown from his bike.

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Crime Stoppers Chair Larry Crumpton

Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas is celebrating its 35th anniversary and honoring some of its partners in crime prevention during an award reception at the Beaumont Event Centre on Oct. 25. Crime Stoppers Chair Larry Crumpton invites members of the public to attend the special event.

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