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A senior citizen and his dog were found dead in his 2007 Chevrolet Corvette on Monday, June 8, after they were reportedly trapped inside the vehicle.

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Around 5:15 a.m. Saturday, June 6, Port Arthur Police officers responded to reports of a shooting at the Sea Gull Motel at 6828 Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur. Upon arrival, officers found 55-year-old Stephen Haylock dead from a fatal gunshot to the chest, according to PAPD. Police identified the suspect as 30-year-old Valerie Haylock, the victim’s daughter.

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Detectives are working to determine the circumstances that led to the death of an African-American man found in Beaumont’s south end.

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On Thursday, June 4, H-E-B celebrated its 110th anniversary of serving Texans with a customer appreciation event at the Beaumont H-E-B at 3025 North Dowlen Road.

“Partners” served complimentary sodas, ice cream, barbecue, and treats, as customers enjoyed party favors and perused interactive attractions.

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Audwin Samuel (inset) has an office in the Oaks Historic District.

Longtime Beaumont City Councilman Audwin Samuel, responsible for enacting and enforcing city codes and ordinances, was found this week to be skirting the policies he exacts upon the rest of the community, according to correspondence from the city’s Planning and Zoning Division. 

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UPDATE: There were only four occupants involved in the crash; one person was killed, and three were sent to the hospital to be treated for injuries. All are being treated at St.

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The Beaumont Fire Department extinguished two house fires last week with no reported injuries.

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Port Arthur Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 397 raised $13,654 duri

More than 100 members of the Port Arthur Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 397 raised $13,654 during the annual Fill the Boot campaign from April to May to help save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease in the Port Arthur area. Muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other related life-threatening diseases take away people’s ability to walk, move, smile, talk and even breathe.

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Good morning, morning glory! And aren’t they glorious indeed? These beautiful blooms last only a day, but what a treat for that day.

Wikipedia reminds us that “morning glory” is the common name for over 1,000 species of flowering plants in the family Convolvulaceae. That’s certainly a mouthful for those flowers that unravel into full bloom in the early morning and disappear later that day. The petals start to fade about the time their edges start to ravel.

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Gov. Greg Abbott

The gavel came down on the 84th Texas Legislature on Monday, June 1, as mandated by the state constitution. Gov. Greg Abbott has until June 21 to veto, sign or allow bills to become law without his signature. A few vetoes have already flowed from the governor’s pen, with others possible, but this is as good a time as any to evaluate the Legislature’s work as documented in this column since January.

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