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Gilberto Ruvalcaba

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Gilberto Ruvalcaba, 29, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Ruvalcaba, who is a Sureño 13 gang member, is wanted for parole violation.

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In a news release on Feb. 8, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is warning citizens and candidates vying for positions in upcoming political races that placing campaign signs on the state highway right of way is illegal and creates a potential safety hazard.

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UPDATE: The 18-month-old victim of this terrible accident lost her life. Police and first responders worked aggressively on the injuries she suffered, but as she was being prepped for life-flight, she died.

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A Beaumont child has been flown to the Texas Memorial Hospital in Houston for treatment in the wake an auto-pedestrian accident that occurred at about 11:30 a.m. this morning.

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Allen Keith Williams

Officers with the Beaumont Police Department (BPD) have arrested a local man after he allegedly stole an officer's patrol vehicle during a traffic stop on Feb. 6 close to 3 a.m.

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Creamy Creations Turtle

Ice cream lovers shy to go back to their favorite treat since Blue Bell's nationwide recall stemming from a fatal Listeriosis outbreak last year have probably been paying close attention to recalls and reports on beloved comestibles and other varieties of sweet frozen treats. For those who have been enjoying H-E-B Creamy Creations brand ice cream rather than old Texas favorite Blue Bell, consumers should beware.

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First day of school at Jones–Clark Elementary

A letter sent home this week to parents of students attending dozens of campuses across Southeast Texas informed them that not only was their child’s school not up to par, but Texas law allows for a transfer to a campus or district that hasn’t exhibited such educational inadequacies. Anyone looking to cash in on that option for the sake of their child’s education would find, however, that there simply is nowhere to go. At least, not for free.

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King Kong at the Jefferson Theatre

Classic Movie Night continues with the 1976 monster film King Kong on Friday, Feb. 5, at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at 7:30 p.m.

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Big Thicket National Preserve and the Big Thicket Association have announced a 2016 hiking series. Starting Sunday, Feb. 7, and continuing the first Sunday of each month through the end of 2016, staff from both organizations will guide explorers along a different portion of the over 40 miles of improved trails within the preserve.

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The City of Beaumont announced Feb. 4 that effective immediately Sweetgum Street from North 10th Street to North 11th Street will be closed to through traffic until further notice.

Motorists are asked to be aware of all detour signs, advance warnings including other signage, and to travel with caution.

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DPS

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Stephanie Davis reports one man was injured in a rollover accident this afternoon, Feb. 4.

According to a news release, DPS received a report of a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 73 just west of Taylor’s Bayou at about 12:30 p.m. The initial report stated that the vehicle was on fire.

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