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Residents on the corner of Royal and Orange Street in Beaumont were surprised by a sinkhole that had started to engulf the street around noon on Tuesday, Jan. 27. City officials were called to barricade off the pitted area and closed the two streets. According to city workers, it is still unclear what caused the sinkhole, if it will continue to grow in size or how long it will take to be repaired.  

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A police pursuit that began in Pinehurst and continued into Harris County resulted in an accident and injured a peace officer in the early morning hours of Jan. 27, reports the Pinehurst Police Department.

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A private plane crashed at the Kirbyville airport Saturday, Jan. 24, but neither the pilot nor his father, the sole passenger, were injured, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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Suspicious activity at a trailer park resulted in the arrest of an Orange County man in Pinehurst on Jan. 25, the Pinehurst Police Department reports.

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One of the fringe benefits of living in the great state of Texas is no matter where you travel, you can find great barbecue. I recently had to make a “Cannonball Run” to the Hill Country to pick up a deer at the processor and, of course, made a few stops along the way. Altering my route in order to go eat barbecue has become the norm.

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The Lutcher Theater will present The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley on Friday, Jan. 23, with two performances at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $4 for the one-hour show and can be purchased at the box office or by calling (409) 886-5535.

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The High Street Gallery will host an exhibition of mixed media artwork by three up-and-coming artists, Chris Presley, Steffen Sangster and Everett Beaujon, from 7-10 p.m. Feb. 13. The gallery is in Victoria House, 2110 Victoria St. in Beaumont.

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Southeast Texans will have an opportunity to step into the heart of New York City as the Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation presents “La Soirée: NY State of Mind,” a black tie gala at the Beaumont Civic Center on Saturday, Jan. 31.

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U.S. Attorney Malcolm Bales announced the guilty plea of Saenz-Tamez.

Mexico, Southeast Texas and all of the United States of America is a little safer thanks to the coordinated efforts of numerous law enforcement agencies, investigators and prosecutors who worked together to ensure Gulf Cartel leader Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez faces justice, U.S.

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Nearly $900,000 of forfeited funds have been paid toward financial losses suffered by the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD), announced U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales on Jan. 16.

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