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Traffic along I-10 eastbound in Vidor near SH 12 is backed up due to a vehicle on fire, TxDOT Sarah Dupre said in a press release March 29 at 8:32 a.m. Expect delays.

- TxDOT

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The Golden Triangle 2017 Stand Down will be held on Friday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1308 9th Avenue in Port Arthur. 

Stand Down is a free event that benefits homeless veterans, veterans and their families. The open ceremony begins at 9 a.m. with color guard provided by the American Legion.

According to an event flyer, free services offered include:

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Reaud Honors College

Lamar University’s Reaud Honors College will host the annual Great Plains Honors Council (GPHC) conference March 31 to April 2 in the new Wayne A. Reaud Building. The college confirms 440 participants from 45 different educational institutions across six states will gather at the university.

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The House Select Committee on Texas Ports, Innovation & Infrastructure, which I chair, held its first hearing on Monday, March 13.

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Hear ye, Hear ye

Joe E. Broussard has been crowned the 69th King of the Neches River Festival.

King Joe was born and raised in Beaumont and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Forest Park High School in 1980; and the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Accounting in 1984.

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The Better Business Bureau serving Southeast Texas and Armor Shred are providing free shredding services on Saturday, April 22 at Parkdale Mall from 8 a.m.

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Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA) President Noel Candelaria regarding the budget approved by the Texas Senate on March 28:

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The Tri-County Disproportionality and Disparities Committee, a group aimed at driving change and improving disparities for minorities in our community, is hosting Beaumont’s third annual LGBTQIA Summit, according to a release from the committee.

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Little Cypress-Mauriceville and West Orange-Stark High School student leaders have teamed up with Orange area leadership and Southeast Texas professionals to host a toy, game, and sports equipment collection drive to benefit children associated with CASA of the Sabine Neches Region.

Collection drop boxes are located at: 

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested William Doyle Gant, 47, of Shepherd, on March 28 for five counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony. Gant could face up to 10 years in prison per charge if convicted.

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