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A suspect attempted to steal a bike at a gas station in Port Arthur but suffered head injuries.

Port Arthur police officers received a 911 call about an assault in progress at the CITGO station on 1200 Gulfway Drive on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 12:13 a.m. They discovered an injured man in the parking lot, who had attempted to steal the bicycle.

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Update Nov. 7, 1:30 p.m.: Port Arthur city officials have released the identities of a man who died and a man who was injured in an industrial incident at Free Flow Services in Port Arthur on Nov. 4.

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According to information from the office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, reports of a potential terror threat against Texans announced by federal authorities Friday, Nov. 4, necessitated increased vigilance by local and state first responders – as well as the public at large.

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Top Gift Shop in Port Arthur was reportedly robbed on Nov. 3 at 5:15 p.m.

Port Arthur Police Department officers responded to a call from 1908 9th Avenue. The clerk told officers that three black males entered the store brandishing weapons and taking "an undetermined amount of cash," according to the statement.

No injuries were reported during the incident. Officers were unable to locate suspects.

PAPD detectives are working on the case. Tips or questions should be directed to the Port Arthur Criminal Investigation Division at (409) 983-8624.

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Volunteers broke ground in October on the South Park Community Garden, an initiative by Lamar University and the Greater South Park Neighborhoods Partnership to provide access to gardening space, training and nutritious food for local residents and students.

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More than 450 supporters dined at Casa Olé on Eastex Freeway in Beaumont on Tuesday, Oct. 25, during the Beaumont Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) 24th annual Fiesta Breakfast fundraiser, which earned the nonprofit $52,000 for educational grants.

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Harmony Public Schools, the largest public charter school network in Texas, has shifted its application period up by two months.

Parents can now apply for enrollment at Harmony Science Academy from Nov. 1, 2016, through Feb. 10, 2017, for their students to join the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. The previous application period ran from January through March.

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Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas will honor Pat and Tommy Frank.

At a City Council meeting Nov. 1, Mayor Becky Ames proclaimed Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, “Harvest of Hope Day” in Beaumont and recognized Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas and its honorees Pat and Tommy Frank for their philanthropic efforts in the local community.

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More than 340,000 people in Texas are living with Alzheimer’s, and by 2050, as many as 16 million will have the disease. But when Alzheimer’s touches your life, the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Texas will be there for you.

But right now, Southeast Texas needs to be there for the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Since Vidor Police Chief Dave Shows announced his retirement earlier this year, the search has been ongoing for a new chief, and Vidor City Manager Mike Kunst says the city has narrowed it down to four candidates from 20 applicants.

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