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Michael Lee, unit director for the HEB Mid-County store, cut the ribbon at a re-grand opening celebration of its Mid County store at 4800 B Highway 365 on Jan. 9. “After years of careful planning, we are thrilled to reveal the newly renovated store,” Lee said in a recent release. “Everything about the expanded store, from its design to its fresh offerings, was specifically tailored to meet the needs and desires of this community.

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Southeast Texas is in for some wet and thunderous weather, at least until Thursday, Jan 10.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Beaumont received at least an inch of rain since it started Tuesday morning, Jan. 8. 

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency will hold a public meeting to discuss its revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17. The meeting will be held at the Ford Park Exhibit Hall, 5115 I-10 South.

Representatives from FEMA, along with the city of Beaumont's floodplain administrator, will be on hand to answer questions and offer guidance on the revised maps. Interactive online maps will be available for review.

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Del Papa Distributing Co. employee Brian Martin

Ten Del Papa Distributing Company employees and their families volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County in Beaumont on Saturday, Dec. 15. Afterward, the Gulf Coast beer distributor, which also recently partnered with Habitat for Humanity on projects near the company’s Texas City and Victoria locations, presented the organization with a $1,500 donation.

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Police are still searching for a man they say kidnapped a woman at the Petro Truck Stop on Walden Road in Beaumont. 

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S.O.C. (Save Our Children, Children in Motion), with sponsors like the Reaud Family Foundation, H.E.B. and the Wortham Foundation, helped ensure that more than a dozen children had a merry Christmas, and provided a way for 15 families to have enough nourishment to see them into the new year.

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Many Southeast Texans experienced a stormy Christmas Day, and some Vidorians might have even witnessed a tornado.

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It had been a long time since the NBC program “Saturday Night Live” set the cultural agenda for the nation, but on a December night in 2005 it did just that – and foreshadowed a trend that has finally landed in Beaumont. In the SNL digital short “Lazy Sunday,” Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell made a crosstown Manhattan trip to see the movie “The Chronicles of Narnia,” stopping along the way for some cupcakes at the Magnolia Bakery.

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Officer Doug Kibodeaux of the Beaumont Police Department released details and suspect descriptions in two weekend robberies.

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