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The right lane of US 69 northbound at West Port Arthur Road in Beaumont will be closed Jan. 23 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for striping, weather permitting, TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre said in a press release.

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Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force seized 10 pounds of marijuana and $5,000 in cash during a traffic stop Jan. 23, reports Deputy Marcus McLellan.

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Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez strongly urging her to reverse her policy directive forbidding Travis County Sheriff’s Office employees from cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests.

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On Jan. 23 around 11:00a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a two vehicle crash on US 96 in Jasper County. The crash occurred about two miles south of Buna, Texas.

A Suzuki motorcycle was traveling northbound in the inside traffic lane on US 96 through an active construction zone. For an unknown reason, the motorcyclist veered from the inside lane to the outside traffic lane and struck an unoccupied 2003 GMC flatbed pickup truck. The driver was ejected from the motorcycle.

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Keith Urban, the world famous country star currently celebrating his 22nd No. 1 song, will be taking the stage at the 37th annual Christus Gala on Saturday, April 22.

Keith Urban is a four-time Grammy Award Winner, 10-time Country Music Association Award Winner, and 11-time Academy of Country Music Awards Winner. His current No. 1 song “Blue Ain’t Your Color” received two Grammy nominations, in addition to Album of the Year for Ripcord, his fifth consecutive platinum or multi-platinum album.

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Attorney Myles Lenz & retired Beaumont firefighter Charles Ray Paul Sr.

A retired Beaumont firefighter who paid a local contractor to remodel a rental home more than three years ago is still fighting to recover more than $14,000 of that money for work he says went undone.

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Lamar University culinary students with Roger Kaplan

The Sabine Area Restaurant Association (SARA) will host a dinner on the eighth floor of the John Gray Library at Lamar University on Tuesday, Jan. 17, beginning with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and a special presentation by Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Education Foundation Chairman Roger Kaplan. 

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Allison Nathan Getz, Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector, reminds citizens of Jefferson County that 2016 property tax payments must be paid by Tuesday, Jan. 31 to avoid penalty and interest charges. 

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Police in Beaumont arrested a 20-year-old Port Arthur man for murder in relation to a shooting incident that left one man dead and another shot in the face on Jan. 17, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

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A team including Jasper SWAT officers raided two locations Jan. 18 and confiscated $1000's in cash and drugs, the Jasper Police Department reports. Four people were arrested in connection to the search warrants. 

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