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According to reports from the Beaumont Police Department, shortly before noon on Aug. 8, a man used a note to rob the CommunityBank of Texas location at the corner of Major Drive and Highway 105.

Information provided by BPD indicates that when officers arrived at the scene, they were told the suspect was a white male, approximately 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-8, with a red beard and glasses.

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Antibiotics used by beekeepers will no longer be available over the counter.

Honey bees may not provide unconditional love, nor will they assist in any rescue efforts. These animals, however, share the same need for health care as do our beloved, four-legged pets. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration is demanding it.

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Photo by Tim Sudela

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated the grand opening of the Cattail Marsh boardwalk and viewing platforms Tuesday, July 26.

The new boardwalk features two covered platforms providing access to incredible views of the wetlands’ abundant wildlife. The boardwalk stretches 520 feet across the most active habitat within Cattail Marsh; it is 8 feet wide to the first viewing platform, and 6 feet in width to the second viewing platform.

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Your taste buds will rejoice at the 14th annual A Tasting for Some Other Place on Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 5-7 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center. Area residents are invited to enjoy tasty tidbits offered by local restaurants, businesses and churches for only $10. Ticketholders also get to feel great about doing their part to provide funds for Some Other Place, whose mission is to help those in need who have nowhere else to turn.

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Police called out to assist an animal services officer who was allegedly attacked while investigating an animal cruelty case reportedly discovered 25 pounds of marijuana in the assailant's home, according to a news release from Beaumont Police Department Officer Carol Riley.

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 Robert George Cahill

Aug. 3, at approximately 11 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was notified of a motorcycle crash on FM 2802 in Orange County. The crash occurred approximately three miles South of Vidor.

A 1993 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling westbound on FM 2802 when it struck a black cow in the roadway.

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Josue Zamarripa Jr.

Aug. 1, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division seized approximately 475 pounds of marijuana.

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Cody Johnson

Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont will host the Big Texas Country Street Party on Saturday, Aug. 6, with gates opening at 7 p.m. Tickets for this 18-and-up event are $20 and can be purchased at the event and online out outhousetickets.com. Headlining the outdoor concert will be Cody Johnson with performances by William Clark Green and Sam Riggs. From Huntsville, Johnson is touring in support of his brand new album Gotta Be Me. His 2014 release, Cowboy Like Me, reached No. 7 on the Billboard country chart.

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The “On Purpose” Tour featuring country music star Clint Black comes to Beaumont on Thursday, Aug. 4, with Black appearing inside the Julie Rogers Theatre (765 Pearl) in downtown Beaumont at 7 p.m. Tickets are $43-$65. A member of the Grand Ole Opry who was raised in nearby Katy, Black will have his entire band supporting him, so expect to hear several of his 22 No.

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Barry Richards

Barry Richards, 34, is a veteran of both the United States Army and Marine Corps. He’s from Long Island but was in Beaumont on Aug. 3 to honor local law enforcement officers.

“I want to let police know I support them,” Richards said before carrying an American flag for three miles through downtown Beaumont.

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