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This goat’s head dates back between 2000 and 2500 years, according to Texas Arch
The sculptor cut a slit in the back of the hollow artifact in order to prevent t

A 12-year-old girl follows her father’s tractor as he tills the soil at their family farm. Running and playing gleefully behind as he plows, something fascinating protruding from the overturned earth catches her eye. She picks it up and shows it to her father – it’s a small ceramic goat’s head. He takes one look at it and decides his daughter can keep the animal likeness with her collection of toys, a cute little goat ornament she can put on a shelf among other prized knickknacks. 

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Nearly 400 participants turned out for the 2015 Calder Twilight 5K on Friday, June 12, hosted by the City of Beaumont and the Sea Rim Striders. The walk/run started at 7 p.m. at the starting line, located at the intersection of 10th Street and Calder Avenue, meandering through Historic Old Town, down Calder Avenue and back again, returning to the finish line where the 5K began.

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The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a flash flood warning for Jefferson County in Southeast Texas until 4:45 p.m.

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From the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce:

BEAUMONT, TX-  On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, Governor Abbott signed Senate Bill 900. The Texas windstorm insurance reform bill creates a new funding structure, which will provide better insurance rates to consumers throughout the 14 coastal counties in Texas. SB 900 also changes the makeup of the Texas Insurance Board to give coastal counties better representation.    

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The Beaumont Independent School District set three meetings for Thursday, June 18, including a workshop and executive session where the topics of discussion will include policy changes and personnel changes.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan announced on Monday, June 15, a joint operation against four Houston-area stores for distributing products that contain synthetic marijuana while deceptively claiming the products are safe and legal, paving the way for other state authorities to crack down on the pervasiveness of the designer drugs.

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Update from 4 p.m.:

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles announced that Tropical Storm "Bill" make landfall this morning on the Texas coast near Matagorda Island. Bill will continue to weaken as it moves inland tonight.

The local impact is as follows:

Rain: 1-2 inches in southeast Texas in the heaviest rain bands. Less than one inch in southwest, central, and south central Louisiana in the heaviest rain bands. This will cause some brief periods of street flooding.

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Among the family and friends who show up to support Layla Nejad (right) is her f

Kelly High School grad and University of Texas senior honor student Layla Nejad and her fellow Texas 4000 Ozarks cycling team members arrived at Beaumont City Hall on Thursday, June 4, the sixth day of an approximately 70-day, 4,687-mile bike trek from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska, to raise awareness and funds to fight can

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Due to the possible presence of foreign material, H-E-B has issued a precautionary recall for ground beef sold on Friday, June 12, 2015 at the H-E-B store in Port Arthur located at 4800 Highway 365.

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