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Ty Smith fundraiser

Citizens of Southeast Texas and Port Arthur Police Department officers gathered at Mid County Chrysler Jeep Dodge Saturday, Oct. 5, to show their support for Officer Ty Smith of the Beaumont Police Department.

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Sixth, seventh and eighth graders from All Saints Episcopal School in Beaumont rehearsed Oct. 8 for Oct. 10, 11 and 12 performances of Disney’s “Mulan.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. The performance is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. each night at the school's assembly hall, 4108 Delaware St. in Beaumont.

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America might be a country of immigrants, but a group of Hispanic leaders and students gathering Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Jefferson County Courthouse say they’re angry with politicians in Washington and that their elected representatives need to bring thousands of Beaumont’s residents out of the shadows and onto a path to legal citizenship. 

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James Lee Williams

A Port Arthur man has been sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of robbing multiple Port Arthur residents. 

James Lee Williams was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Dec. 15, 2011 for aggravated robbery. 

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Chester Fowler

 

The Ridgewood Retirement Community is again under the city’s microscope, and once again, the few elderly clients left at the decaying facility are caught in the middle. 

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A crew with the Beaumont Fire Department worked to fight a grass fire.

Firefighters fought a grass fire in Beaumont on Oct. 9 near the Interstate 10 and U.S. Highway 69 interchange at a little after noon.

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Police say they’re trying to sort out the details behind the death of a man who was apparently struck by a train Tuesday night, Oct. 8.

According to a BPD press release, police responded to the Union Pacific railroad tracks that run parallel to the 3800 block of Hollywood Street.

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From left to right: Lawrence Zeno and Clyde Porter

Two suspects tried to pass forged checks, but were quickly caught by bank employees and police after a short chase. 

According to a BPD press release, officers responded to the Community Bank in the 6300 block of Phelan to find bank clerks who said two men had attempted to cash fraudulent checks. 

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