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Southeast Texas Hospice's annual toilet paper tea will be on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event organizers encourage attendees to bring an item to stock the office's shelves for the new year and provide more end of life services in the Golden Triangle area.

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Port Arthur police are investigating an aggravated robbery at Joe's Speedy Stop, 600 West Gulfway Drive, PAPD Field Operations Lieutenant Jeremy Lloyd said in a release Dec 4.

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Port Arthur police are searching for a suspect that robbed a pizza delivery driver in Port Arthur, PAPD Field Operations Lieutenant Jeremy Lloyd said in a release on Dec. 4.

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An elderly Beaumont woman died Dec. 6 after a structure fire, Beaumont Fire and Rescue Capt. Brad Penisson said in a release.

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Beaumont Police posted a Tip of the Week on Facebook Nov. 28 about holiday shopping. BPD recommends that shoppers follow these steps to protect themselves and prevent crime during the holiday season.

"Nothing can ruin a holiday spirit faster than becoming the victim of a crime," the post said. "Unfortunately, criminals view the season a little differently. The Beaumont Police Department would like to offer some safety tips to help you stay safe for the holidays."

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The Texas Crab Festival is hosting the 18th annual Bolivar Peninsula Christmas Bike Drive.

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One young woman died Sunday, Dec. 4 after a head on collision in Newton County, DPS PIO Stephanie Davis said in a release. Taylor Nicole Luther, 18, of Orange, was transported to St. Elizabeth's hospital by ambulance, but she did not survive her injuries.

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The Port Neches Police Department compiled their weekly crime report for Nov. 22 through Nov. 28. Theresa Beavens, PNPD secretary, released this summary on Friday, Dec. 2.

Nov. 22

Officer investigated a report of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the 800 block of Ridgewood Drive.

Officer investigated a report of a theft in the 1000 block of Sun Avenue.

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Allison Nathan Getz, Tax Assessor-Collector for Jefferson County, announced Dec. 1 that the tax office in Mid-County will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 22, in order to install new registration and title system (RTS) workstation and printers. The Beaumont and Port Arthur Sub-Courthouse Tax Office locations will remain open that day.

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The Museum of the Gulf Coast is hosting a Holiday Extravaganza "Jingle All the Way" Family Fun Day on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"Jingle All the Way" will include Christmas carriage rides as well as arts and crafts and games. A free screening of the 1989 film Prancer will be shown at 12:30 pm.

"Carriage rides are on a first come, first serve basis with the last ride at 1:30," the Museum of the Gulf Coast said in a release. One free museum gift per family will be offered while supplies last.

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