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The Big Thicket Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary by hosting the first annual Neches River Rally on Saturday, Sept. 6. The rally will begin and end at the Lower Neches Valley Association Saltwater Barrier boat launch at the end of Bigner Street in Beaumont.

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Jourdan

American Red Cross announced Monday, August 18 that Chester R. Jourdan, Jr. has been selected as the new executive director of the Beaumont and Orange County Chapters.  Jourdan assumed his new responsibilities on Monday. 

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Beaumont Public Library

The City of Beaumont and the Miller Community Fund will honor Ben Woodhead for his years of service to the Miller Library on Thursday, Aug. 21.

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Five people were arrested at a Vidor apartment last week after Orange County Sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant and found about 40 grams of methamphetamine, OCSO reports.

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Detectives are attempting to determine if a Beaumont motorist was stopped by a man falsely claiming to be a police officer, Beaumont police report.

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Detectives are attempting to determine if a Beaumont motorist was stopped by a man falsely claiming to be a police officer, Beaumont police report.

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A 24-year-old Orange resident has been arrested in connection with an Aug. 2 robbery of a pizza delivery driver, and police believe he may be connected to other recent crimes in the area, according to a news release from the Orange Police Department.

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Beaumont Fire and Rescue

Shortly after 10:00 p.m. on August 14, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported structure fire at 1303 Johns Street. According to a press release, when firefighters arrived, they found a vacant dwelling heavily involved with fire. Firefighters made a defensive attack and controlled the fire within 20 minutes. The house was vacant with no utilities connected and the fire appears to be deliberate. One firefighter sustained an injury to an arm. He was transported to St.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to be aware of products sold online claiming to prevent or treat the Ebola virus. Since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, the FDA has seen and received consumer complaints about a variety of products claiming to either prevent the Ebola virus or treat the infection.

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More than 30 participants completed the Camp Bright Star program this summer, an initiative led by Inspire, Encourage, Achieve, a nonprofit group with a commitment to serving at-risk youth through programming that helps them identify their strengths and achieve dignity and respect.

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