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Reaud Guest House Executive Director Brooke Morrow

Whether it’s two in the morning or two in the afternoon, trips to the hospital are tiring, not only for the patient but also for those who are there to offer support to their loved one in a time of need. Waiting-room chairs and sofa beds stationed in busy lobbies and crowded hospital rooms leave little escape for the patient support group wanting some long-awaited shuteye or a refreshing shower.

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If Jefferson County departments budget requests are fully funded this year, according to County Auditor Patrick Swain, the county is looking at a $4 million shortfall. Among the requests for increased funding are various capital improvement projects throughout the county, increases to cover healthcare premiums, and more than a half-million dollars in requested additions for the SMG-managed and county-owned Ford Park Entertainment Complex, which already loses more than $2 million annually.

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Dr. Seuss books come to life during summer camp

The Christus Southeast Texas Wilton P. Hebert Health and Wellness Center will once again offer Dr. Seuss Week to the youth of Southeast Texas. The camp will offer teamwork, communication, sportsmanship and fun while providing recreational, motivational and engaging adventure for all.

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Orangutans not only share 98 percent of our DNA, but they are also treasured and beloved animals – and they need help in order to survive the decline.

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The Aug. 20 meeting for the community and prospective candidates interested in running for the Beaumont ISD Board of Trustees has been canceled. This meeting will be rescheduled, and the public will be notified as soon as an alternate date has been established. The meeting will be hosted by Region 5 Education Service Center and held at Edison Plaza in downtown Beaumont. 

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Update: The search for murder fugitive Jason Earl Armstrong,

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In an ongoing battle against public corruption, police in Port Arthur arrested another city employee July 19, the latest in a series of arrests of city government staffers accused of abusing their power and pilfering taxpayer dollars from the city that supplied their salaries.

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Deputies of the Orange County Sheriff's Office are still investigating and have yet to make an arrest related to the stabbing of a 17-year-old in Vidor on July 18, reports Capt. Thomas Ray. 

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Two Beaumont residents are in custody for three counts of aggravated robbery after police say the two male suspects robbed three people, stealing the victims' cell phones when they refused to buy marijuana from the men. 

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Many weekend travelers of Interstate 10 in Orange County and across the Louisiana state line experienced delays resulting from two separate multi-vehicle accidents July 17, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported. 

According to Davis, DPS was alerted to both accidents at around the same time, 3:50 p.m.

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