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A horse died of gunshot wounds that became infected, Beaumont Animal Services reports, and police are searching for the shooter.

A Beaumont Animal Control officer was called to the 1000 block of Pollard Street just off Pine Street on Beaumont north side to check on an injured horse Monday, Oct. 24. The officer found a one-year-old buckskin filly with what appeared to be .22 caliber bullet holes in two places on the right rear buttocks. The complainant told officers that the injury possibly occurred Sunday, Oct. 23.

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A motorist died after a one-car accident on US 69 near Woodville, the Texas Department of Public Safety reports.

The accident occurred in Tyler County on Wednesday, Nov. 2, about 2 p.m., approximately five miles south of Woodville.

A 2014 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling southbound on US 69. For an unknown reason, the driver crossed the center dividing line, overcorrected and drove off the roadway. After traveling off the roadway, the vehicle struck a tree.

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The Beaumont Police Department Special Crimes Unit has filed two robbery cases with juvenile probation in reference to a robbery that occurred Sept. 30, 2016. The victim of the robbery was a 13-year-old.

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The Salvation Army is calling for volunteer bell ringers in the Southeast Texas area.

Their announcement reads, "Ring a bell, help change a life."

The 2016 Red Kettle Campaign will be Nov. 18 to Dec. 24. Any companies or social, civic or church groups interested in volunteering should call 512-971-3901 or email sborne705 [at] outlook [dot] com.

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The Coalition for Victims of Violent Crime will honor crime victims Dec. 6 by sponsoring the sixteenth annual Tree of Angels at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont.

The Tree of Angels is a loving way the public gathers to trim a tree at the courthouse for those who have felt the impact of crime. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the courthouse, 1149 Pearl St., in Beaumont. Crime victims will trim the tree and a guest will light the tree.

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Like a big family reunion, alumni members of Lamar University’s social Greek fraternities and sororities will gather to celebrate 60 years of Greek Life at Lamar University. The Office of Alumni Affairs, in partnership with Greek Life, is hosting the celebration on Friday, Nov. 11 at the University Event Center on the 8th floor of the Mary and John Gray Library from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded a decision by the United States Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit (Ivy v. Morath) that sought to impose liability against the state of Texas for private actions, as opposed to actions of the state.

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Chevron Phillips’ Charity Golf Tournament online auction benefiting Buckner Children and Family Services in Southeast Texas will be open for bidding from Nov. 7 from 6 a.m. to Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.

Registration is currently open for pre-bidders for a special drawing.

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A woman was shot in Port Arthur and brought to the Southeast Texas Medical Center for treatment on Monday, Oct. 31 at 5:51 p.m.

Port Arthur Police were dispatched to the SETX Medical Center for a shooting victim and spoke with the three subjects who brought the victim to the hospital. Their investigation revealed that the victim may have been shot by accident while in the vehicle.

The victim is currently listed in critical condition at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.

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A suspect was arrested after an alleged home burglary in Port Arthur on Monday, Oct. 31 at 3:30 p.m.

Port Arthur police officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Neches Avenue. The victim gave officers a description of the suspect and the direction the suspect had fled. PAPD officers located the suspect and stolen property.

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