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Illustration of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Telescope (TESS)

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is undergoing final preparations in Florida for its April 16 launch to find undiscovered worlds around nearby stars, providing targets where future studies will assess their capacity to harbor life.

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Beaumont Animal Care found homes for 154 pets in the month of February. According to a press release, of that number, 32 were reclaimed by their owner, 23 were adopted into new homes, 24 were released into the wild or to the Sheriff and 75 were transferred to rescue groups.

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The Jefferson County Commissioners Court approved about $148,000 in repairs for Ford Park Pavilion on Monday, March 26.

The repairs, needed due to the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, consist of various construction and demolition projects including removing damaged ceiling tiles, reinstalling all existing plumbing fixtures and removing all moisture damaged doors, just to name a few.

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At approximately 4:30 p.m.  March 24, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a one-vehicle crash on Turner Road in Orange County.

Preliminary reports indicate that a 2009 Honda motorcycle was traveling southbound on Turner Road.  For an unknown reason, the driver lost control and fell off the motorcycle.

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Black 2017 Hyundai Sonata (stock photo)

Friday, March 23, at 11:33 p.m., officers responded to the 4100 block of Jeanette in reference to a robbery. The victim told officers an unknown juvenile approached her and displayed a firearm. The juvenile demanded the victim’s black, 2017 Hyundai Sonata.  The suspect took the vehicle and fled the area.

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Joseph Dee Carter, 39, of Beaumont has been sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown on March 23, 2018.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 8:46 p.m., Beaumont police responded to the 400 block of Dowlen Road in reference to a major crash. Witnesses advised that the vehicle was traveling eastbound in the 6500 block of Lexington Drive, traveled through the intersection across Dowlen Road into the Westmont parking lot, and impacted the concrete column in front of Talbots clothing store.

The driver was transported to a local hospital, but the front right passenger, 86-year-old Bernice Waddell, died at the scene from her injuries. The crash is still under investigation.

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Graphic courtesy of First Baptist Church

Beaumont's First Baptist Church is having their 10th annual community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 31 in Rogers Park.

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Police are asking the public for help in identifying a burglary suspect caught on tape selling stolen items, or actually getting someone else to do his dirty work for him, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD). 

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will begin enforcement efforts across the state focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. These periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with several operations planned in March.

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