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In 1947, Americans were elated to have their sons and daughters back from the front lines after the end of World War II.

But on April 16 in Texas City, as crews readied more than 2,000 tons of the common fertilizer ammonium nitrate for its trip to help rebuild a devastated and war-torn Europe, a fire broke out inside the massive French vessel SS Grandcamp.

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Jamail Wallace (left) and Latashi Henry (right)å

Beaumont Police Department detectives say they have solved a plot by a Beaumont couple to rob the AT&T store on Dowlen Road in February.

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Domminiqe Wendall Adams

A young man charged in an infamous kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault last year has pleaded guilty in a Criminal District Court. 

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Travis Foret

A Nederland man with a long history of drunk driving was sentenced to prison time Monday, April 21.

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Orange County Commissioners approved a proclamation recognizing the “Shop Orange County First” campaign, an educational campaign initiated by local chambers of commerce meant to inform and encourage local residents to shop locally.

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Craig and Patsy Ryan

Cultures all over the world enjoy spicy food from the Chicken Naga curry of India to Camarones a la Diabla of Mexico as do many Southeast Texans — be it Cajun, Tex-Mex, or their family’s secret chili recipe. These dishes usually have one thing in common: chili peppers.

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Gene Smith

The Orange County Commissioners fired Veterans’ Services Office (VSO) director Gene Smith during a special court session Monday, April 21.

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Officials within Jefferson County and the city of Beaumont are moving quickly to approve a ground lease and begin construction of a water park and hotel at Ford Park.

But not everyone is on board with the possible deal.

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Beaumont Independent School District contract electrician Calvin Walker issued an April 16 letter to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams alleging three former BISD employees attempted to tamper with the bid process to keep him from doing business with the school district in 2006.

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Texas Education Agency spokesperson Debbie Ratcliffe said the agency is currently seeking public input on financial accountability indicators that will form a new financial accountability system to determine the fiscal responsibility of public school

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