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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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Senior Mardi Gras 2017 will be held Thursday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center, 701 Main Street, City of Beaumont spokesperson Angela Wright said in a release.

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Governor Greg Abbott released the following statement Feb. 7 after the Texas Senate voted to preliminarily approve a bill to ban sanctuary cities (SB 4) in the State of Texas, one of Governor Abbott’s emergency legislative priorities:

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