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Officer Tony Hardin, Sgt. Burt Moore, Attorney Briscoe Cain and Sgt. Barry Scarb

Four Beaumont Police officers armed themselves with their Bibles, the Constitution and an attorney in preparation to battle the city over whether or not they would be allowed to continue to having a voluntary Bible study on the department’s downtown campus Friday, Dec. 18.

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Thomas Anthony Guerriero

At roughly the same time this newspaper went to press last week, law enforcement officers in Florida were apprehending the man pictured on the cover – Thomas Anthony Guerriero, a former local indoor soccer team owner who came into Southeast Texas with big talk and a bad track record in the early fall of 2014.

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Approximately 350 children received gifts during the Orange County Blue Santa ev

Santa in Blue and his generous crew recently took a sleigh ride through Beaumont neighborhoods, spreading holiday cheer while distributing Christmas gifts to a multitude of excited and grateful children.

Over 200 local children got a visit from the Beaumont Police Department’s blue-clad Santa Claus, who carried a big bag filled with a variety of goodies from door to door. Children received bicycles, Barbie dolls, board games, and other nifty gifts they can check off their Christmas wish lists.

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7-year-old Audrey Humble shows off a Christmas decoration made at the event.
9-year-old Eben Jeanjaquet plays one of many games monitored by volunteers.

While most philanthropic endeavors this time of year concentrate on toy donations and feeding the hungry, Christmas Family Fun Day allowed Buckner to restock its reserve of much-needed items Saturday, Dec. 19.

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For most, the Christmas holiday is a whimsical time, symbolizing hope, joy and the magical innocence of childhood revived by the season. But for those who have suffered loss due to crime, Christmas can be bittersweet — beautiful in what it represents, but disheartening without a loved one taken under violent circumstances.

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In its fifth year, the Christmas Lights Program, sponsored by the Houston-based Mostyn Moreno Educational Foundation, provided 60 life skills students from Port Neches-Groves with a $50 gift card for each student to buy their own Christmas gifts, a luncheon and the chance to meet S

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A beached whale discovered on Galveston Island early Tuesday morning, Dec. 22, has died from what investigators believe to have been natural causes and, as of Wednesday morning, Dec. 23, marine biologists are performing a necropsy to verify the cause of the mammal's death.

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USS Texas

YOKOSUKA, Japan - The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Dec. 22 for a visit as part of its Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.

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Police in Orange arrested 39-year-old Jacque Demont Robinson for public intoxication on Dec. 19, his second time behind bars within a month having previously been arrested Nov. 25 for suspected possession of a controlled substance in the form of a "wet" cigarette - a cigarette dipped in PCP. This time, the responding officer reports Robinson seemed to be high on the drug again - blankly staring, removing clothing and reeking of "acetone," a chemical smell often associated with the toxic intoxicant PCP.

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Burglars in Orange reportedly stole Christmas presents from two families during separate weekend incidents.

According to a police report from the Orange Police Department, officers responded to a residence in the 3400 block of Bowling lane at about 9:50 p.m. on Dec. 18 in reference to a break-in at the home. The female resident told police that when she returned home from being gone, she entered her home to discover several rooms of the house had been rifled through and various items were scattered about the domicile.

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