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Following an op-ed over the weekend in the San Antonio Express-News by Governor Greg Abbott, Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. Eddie Guerra and McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez that discussed Senate Bill 4 (the sanctuary city ban), 23 more law enforcement officials from south Texas today lent their name in support of the op-ed, the governor's office announced in a release.

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On Saturday, May 20, at about 10:30 p.m., Beaumont Police officers responded to Parkdale Mall, located at 6155 Eastex Freeway, in reference to a robbery in progress, Officer Carol Riley said in a release.

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As part of the Beaumont Library system's summer reading program this year, the Elmo Willard Library announced their activity schedule in a release. All activities are free and open to the public.

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Juanda Bryant has written a book to help children with a parent who has been deployed deal with the absence of a parent and will be holding a book signing, City of Beaumont spokesperson Rosanna Mojica said in a release.

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The Vidor Police Department (VPD) launched its 2017 Click it or Ticket enforcement campaign on Monday, May 22, Chief Rod Carroll reports, and drivers beware! Fasten your seatbelts or be prepared to pay the consequences - like the citations you'll receive if fail to adhere to safety standards and follow the law.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), in collaboration with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, the Beaumont Health Department, Beaumont Animal Services and the Texas Department of Transportation, are hosting a Summer Safety Kickoff event on June 3 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. The event will be held at the Beaumont Health Department, located at 3040 College St. in Beaumont.

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Officers with the Beaumont Police Department report an accident between a passenger car and a dump truck claimed the lives of two Beaumont Independent School District students May 19.

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Ellen Ochoa

A veteran NASA astronaut joined the ranks of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on Friday, May 19.

Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman to travel to space and current director of the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, brings the total number of space explorers honored in the hall of fame to 95.

Bob Cabana, 2008 hall of famer and current director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, presided over the ceremony at Kennedy’s visitor complex to welcome the new inductees.

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Both lanes of US 69 southbound between Highland Avenue and MLK (Spur 380) in Beaumont will be closed with traffic detoured to the frontage roads from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sunday and Monday nights, May 21 and 22, as crews install concrete traffic barrier, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

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Officer Rickey Antoine has become the face of PAPD traffic enforcement.

Although Port Arthur “traffic-policing juggernaut” Rickey Antoine is famous for being the kind of hard-hitting lawman that even wrote his own mother a speeding ticket, according to allegations that sparked an investigation currently underway, he is also the kind of officer that would set aside those tickets if the price – or shoe size – is right.

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