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By Brandi Haskett and Lauren Dodd

Richard’s Café will warm your soul and fill your belly. Near downtown Beaumont, Richard’s is just a couple blocks south of Interstate 10 on Magnolia Street. They offer made-from-scratch dishes that will transport you back to grandma’s kitchen.

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photo by Kevin King

CNL Healthcare Properties, a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on senior housing and healthcare facilities, has acquired a portfolio of two specialty hospitals and three inpatient rehabilitation hospitals for approximately $131.1 million — including Victory Medical Center in Beaumont.

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Beaumont has been awarded Bronze Scenic City certification by Scenic Texas. Beaumont is one of 15 cities in the state to earn first-time or upgraded certification for the 2014-2019 period.

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In February 2012, by a 97 percent majority vote, the congregation of Beaumont’s First Baptist Church chose to sell their historic property in downtown Beaumont and relocate to Beaumont’s West End. June 2014 the church broke ground at their new acreage at Folsom and Major Drive. The week of Sept. 29, the church lays a new physical foundation for its fifth major building enterprise in the church’s 142-year history.

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Deranza M Guillory

On Wednesday, Sept. 24, Beaumont Police officers responded to a reported shooting at 1075 Pinchback. According to a press release, officers located a 31-year-old Beaumont resident lying in the grass near a parking lot with one gunshot wound to the lower side of his waist.

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One man is dead and another has been booked in the Jefferson County Jail on charges of murder following a confrontation gone too far at the Port Arthur Townhomes, located behind Central Mall, Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 23.

Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, Port Arthur Police were dispatched to 3500 Turtle Creek Drive, The Port Arthur Townhomes, in reference to a fight in progress. While officers were en route, additional calls came in advising that a subject had been shot, Port Arthur Police stated in a press release.

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Hot sauce merchants and connoisseurs gathered Sunday, Sept. 20, for every chilihead’s dream — the 14th annual Houston Hot Sauce Festival in Stafford, Texas.

Hot sauce vendors came from California, Seattle, Ohio, Indiana, Chicago, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, and even Australia to show off their spiciest concoctions made from just about any chili pepper imaginable.

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IRS press release:

The Internal Revenue Service issued a fraud alert Wednesday, Sept. 24, for international financial institutions complying with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).  Scam artists posing as the IRS have fraudulently solicited financial institutions seeking account holder identity and financial account information.

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Thomas Anthony Guerriero

Anyone being asked to invest mon­ey in Beaumont’s new indoor soccer league should know that “international financier” Thomas Anthony Guerriero is far from whom he and his staff claim him to be.

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Beaumont Fire Rescue has a new Brush Truck through a grant with the Texas Forest Service, the city of Beaumont reported in a Tuesday, Sept. 23 press release.

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