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A promised “zombie invasion” this past summer came and went with more than a few hitches but without any apocalyptic catastrophe – until it came time to pay the bill.

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Because of widespread interest, Lamar University’s presentation of “An Evening with Thomas Jefferson on the American Presidency” will move to the University Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The program will feature historical scholar Bill Barker, acclaimed as the nation’s best Jefferson interpreter.

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Organizers say about 300 people turned out for National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Stone Hearst Apartments on East Lucas in Beaumont. The event sought to educate the public regarding crime and drug prevention and awareness, and build positive relationships with local businesses and public service industries. “Everything was beyond expectations,” said Mecheal Faulk, program coordinator for Stone Hearst Family and Senior Communities. “The sermon by The Rev.

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The Art of Beer at The Art Museum of Southeast Texas attracted about 450 patrons Thursday, Oct. 4.

“Even though the crowd was a little smaller than last year, I was flooded with emails saying how pleased people were with the event,” said Lynn Castle, executive director of AMSET. 

Castle said there were no major disorderly incidents, and patrons were responsible with their drinking.

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According to a press release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, allegations were made about an improper relationship between an educator and a high school student at Community Christian School in Orange on Monday, Oct. 1. The administration office of the school called in the complaint. Sergeant Chad Hogan of Orange County said in the release that no arrests have been made at this time. No other information has been released regarding the ongoing investigation.

Pastor Daniel Rose of Community Church released the following statement:

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Waiting for the judge to begin proceedings that would decide the fate of their spirit banners, a group of Kountze cheerleaders and their parents gathered in the courtroom and prayed.

Huddled in their red shirts, the Christians spoke to God.

“Yes, God,” they repeated. “Yes, God. Amen.”

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What a great name for this plant. It is indeed a “beautyberry.” More than 150 species of this knockout can be found. Some are small trees while some are medium to large shrubs. The fine folks of east and Southeast Asia enjoy the majority of the species of beautyberry. You can also find them in the wild in Australia, southeast North America and Central America.

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After almost 30 years of the same bus routes, Beaumont might be adding a few much-needed stops in portions of the city near you.

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Lamar University is joining Lamar State College – Orange Ron E. Lewis Library in The Big Read. Put together by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the program is aimed at promoting reading for the pleasure of reading.

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Vidor resident Dianne King said she was taking a break from the heat to enjoy a delicious Oak Farms “Dreamsicle” when she got a nasty surprise.

“I was eating a Dreamsicle, the last one in the box,” King said. “When I got it out of the package, I noticed the stick was broken. I ate the first few bites off the top and saw this round silver thing.”

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