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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced on Feb. 14 that officers with his Criminal Investigations Division arrested Daniel James Dickson, 44, of Houston, on three counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony. He could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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The last time Zechariah Turk made the news was last year when he saved a young family from drowning after their sailboat overturned in rough waters off Crystal Beach. This time he’s making headlines for another reason - Zech is a recipient of a Texas Crab Festival Charities educational assistance scholarship.

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These days it is pretty normal for a man to kiss a woman on the second or third date, but in 1949, Arthur Champagne kissed his wife for the first time on the very day he proposed to her – after she said yes of course.

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Beaumont police are searching for this man who they say committed a burglary of a habitation in the 5000 block of Tupelo Street on Jan. 27, according to a post on the department Facebook page on Feb. 10.

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On Feb. 11 at approximately 3:00 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one vehicle crash on Highway 87 in Newton County, TxDPS Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release. The crash occurred just south of Bleakwood.

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Little Cypress-Mauriceville boys powerlifting took first place with a total of 60 points at the Bear Invitational Meet on Feb. 9.

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Effective Feb. 13, at 7 a.m., Plum Avenue between Cable Avenue and Magnolia Avenue will be closed to traffic, City of Beaumont administrative assistant Rosanna Mojica said in a release.

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On Feb. 9, at about 2:50 p.m., Beaumont Police received several calls about the driver of a white vehicle, traveling westbound in the 6500 block of College, pointing a rifle at other motorists. One of the victims was able to provide a license plate of the suspect vehicle, BPD Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

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The Theodore Johns Branch Library will be hosting an event called "Crisis in Black Education: Learning through Spirituals, Music, and Poetry" for Black History Month, City of Beaumont administrative assistant Rosanna Mojica announced Feb. 10.

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The Quicksand Creek Bridge on FM 2626 in Newton County opened Feb. 10 after being replaced due to damage from flooding in March 2016, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

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