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Kelly Meadows, Stay and Play coordinator, and Rebecca Patterson, Kiwanis

The expansion of a playground designed for special needs students at Little Cypress Intermediate recently got a $600 boost from the Kiwanis Club of Orange, Texas.

The Stay and Play Recreational Area, a fully inclusive playground, is currently a 40x40 foot area for both safety and comfort of special needs students. The expansion will add an additional 16 feet of play area and will allow for a raised grass pad level with a rubberized cushioned surface, creating a smooth transition for wheelchairs and walkers.

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Another Beaumont firefighter was taken to a Beaumont emergency room for treatment of a heat-related illness as the result of battling a blaze at a Beaumont residential structure on Aug. 11, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reports. That makes the third time a Beaumont firefighter has been taken to the emergency room for heat-related illness within a week's time.

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Beaumont firefighters were quick to rescue three passengers trapped inside an elevator during the Old Town power outage Tuesday evening.

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Beaumont Fire Rescue is investigating the cause of a structure fire that sent one firefighter to the hospital and heavily damaged a two-story home early Tuesday morning.

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Perseids on night of Aug. 11 and early morning of Aug. 12, 2004

Thanks to a new moon, this week’s Perseid meteor shower is expected to be one of the best in years, and NASA Television will bring viewers a front row seat.

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The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued an excessive heat warning for Southeast Texas, including Jefferson and Orange Counties. Temperatures could reach the triple digits this afternoon, Aug. 10, NWS reports, and the heat index could rise to 115 degrees.

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Miguel Rivera and John McKinney

Beaumont Police Officers have arrested two wanted men in Beaumont’s south end.

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Another fatal crash involving an all-terrain vehicle claimed the life of a Spurger man early Sunday morning.

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The Medical Center of Southeast Texas announced Monday, Aug. 10, that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Victory Medical Center in Beaumont.

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Jehovah Jireh Place of Grace should be like this senior living complex on Major.

The debate over where a low-income senior living complex will be erected in Beaumont has come to an end, with a lone finalist awarded the state tax credits needed to fund development. 

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