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A resurfacing project in Orange that began in July will finally be completed, allegedly, by January. Once again rain is being blamed for the hold up.

According to Sarah Dupre with Texas Department of Transportation, the project runs from the Orange/Newton County line to I-10 and its ultimate goal is to repave the entire stretch.  Paving is expected to be finished by Thanksgiving with the overall project completed in January.

Work started July 9 and is estimated to cost $3.2 million.

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Photo by Kyle Swearingen

A barbecue benefit lunch is being held Friday, Sept. 28, at the Beaumont Fire headquarters. The benefit is being held for Assistant Fire Chief for Beaumont Fire and Rescue Christian Singler in his fight with cancer.

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Citing many defenses other than outright innocence, convicted murderer Arthur Christopher Harmon appealed his 45-year prison sentence to the 9th Court of Appeals following his incarceration in 2016. This week, the court denied all the convict’s written oppositions in light of the tragic and damning evidence that was revealed against the accused.

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As the role of TAN (Triangle Area Network) expands in Southeast Texas, so too has the role of the agency’s leader, executive director-turned-CEO Dena Hughes. 

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The Historic Jefferson Theatre at 345 Fannin in downtown Beaumont will soon open its doors to the public after a stint of repairs that included a ceiling repair, plaster, insulation and ductwork, paint, and sound and movie upgrades. The menu has also been updated with a variety of food and craft beer. 

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“Art can transform people,” said Deborah Luster the artist for one of the two exhibits that opened in the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Saturday, Sept. 22. 

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Hurricane season is upon us and we have already seen the devastating destruction a hurricane can inflict. We must be prepared, not only for a disaster event, but also to be phished by those who may attempt to take advantage of the generous Americans interested in helping others in need.

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Christina Wells

America’s Got Talent semifinalist Christina Wells and her amazing gift of song will take center stage at the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program and 8th Annual Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run Color Rush Carnaval on Saturday, Oct. 6. 

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Lawrence McCartney

On Thursday, July 12 at 8:57 p.m., officers responded to the 4300 block of Flamingo in reference to a victim of a shooting. According to a press release from Beaumont Police, upon arriveing at the scene officers located an unresponsive male in a vehicle. The vehicle was on the front lawn of a residence. EMS responded but the victim, a Beaumont man, was deceased. Investigators learned the disturbance started at the victim’s residence. Witnesses said the victim was intoxicated, arguing with other people at the house and neighbors.

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Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced today that Warrick Ball, 49, was sentenced by a Jefferson County jury to 6 years in Texas prison following trial in the 252nd District Court. 

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