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Judge G.R. “Lupe” Flores, shown here in 2007, cooks for the Bruin booster club.

As the West Brook High School Bruins football team prepares to take the field Thursday, Oct. 15, against Baytown Sterling at the BISD’s Thomas Stadium, the group’s booster club will honor a special supporter during the pre-game ceremony.

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Entergy logo

The Beaumont City Council unanimously denied an Entergy Texas Inc.

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Janelle Crutchfield

The Criminal District Court in Jefferson County is a busy place. Judge John Stevens has presided over more than 360 trials since he was elected to the bench in 2006 and has heard every bizarre manifestation of human behavior conceivable in that time. And hundreds of cases don’t even end up in a trial because defendants enter guilty pleas trying to avoid a maximum sentence.

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George Iles, quality improvement coordinator for Family Services

Statistics regarding domestic violence cases in Texas can be disconcerting. According to the Texas Council on Family Violence, more than 23,000 adults and children seek shelter from violence in their own homes each year. An estimated 74 percent of all Texans have either experienced domestic violence personally or have a friend or family member who has been affected by this heinous form of abuse.

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Frankie Valli

One of the most famous and recognizable voices in music history is set to perform at the Gift of Life 20th anniversary gala, “A Legacy of Love.” Frankie Valli will sing all of his classic hits Thursday, Oct.

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Police in Nederland arrested a part-time student who reportedly brought a gun to the Nederland High School campus on Oct. 15.

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At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2015, Beaumont Fire Rescue firefighters responded to a structure fire at 3150 Cleveland. According to Captain Brad Penisson of the Beaumont Fire Department, when firefighters arrived, they found the rear portion of the home engulfed in flames. The occupants of the residence were able to escape without injury before firefighters arrived.

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Fire truck

Beaumont Fire Rescue has deployed members of its Wildland Firefighting Team to the Bastrop area to assist the Texas Forest Service on the wildland fires there. Three firefighters left the afternoon of Oct. 14 with the wildland fire truck to be a part of a strike team once they arrive. They may be deployed for a period of 10 to 14 days before being released.

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From Wednesday, October 14, 2015 to Friday, October 16, 2015, the intersection at Junker Road and Arrowhead Drive will be closed to all traffic. The closure will allow the Capital Improvement Project to remove and replace pavement in the intersection.

From Wednesday, October 14, 2015 to Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Forrest Street from North Street to Harrison Street will be closed to all traffic for roadway repairs.

Motorists are asked to be aware of all detour signs and advance warnings, and travel with caution.

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Richard McKinnley Nixon, who was arrested in May 2012 after narcotics detectives located over 60 grams of crack cocaine and paraphernalia in his apartment while serving a parole violation warrant, was found guilty of possession of cocaine in an amount of at least 4 grams and less than 200 grams.

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