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On Wednesday, October 18 at about 11:40 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to the Best Years Center, located at 780 S. 4th Street in reference to a victim of a shooting, Officer Haley Morrow said in a statement.

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Vidor debris

Driving down the interstate through Southeast Texas, travelers may not even realize that only two months ago Hurricane Harvey stopped here and stayed a while, dropping trillions of gallons of rain onto the region and inundating the area. In fact, the freeway itself is relatively clear of debris or other evidence of the massive destruction caused by the storm’s torrential downpour.

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Police in Vidor caught up to one of two men reportedly fleeing on four-wheelers after stealing one from a local wrecker service Oct. 18.

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Adam Jack, TxDOT director of Transportation Planning and Development

Texas Department of Transportation staff spoke at Beaumont City Council on Oct. 17 to update city leaders on the progress of widening projects totaling $650 million, including the ongoing Neches River Bridge construction.

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Tax bill and Allison Getz

As the old adage says, two things in life are certain: death and taxes. Those who stared down the Grim Reaper and survived the effects of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath are now being hit with reality No. 2 – the dreaded tax bill.

Oct. 16, Allison Nathan Getz, Tax Assessor-Collector for Jefferson County, announced 2017’s Jefferson County tax bills are in the mail and headed to a P.O. Box near you.

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When Hurricane Harvey rained down on Southeast Texas at the end of August, hundreds of children already uprooted from their homes due to incidences of abuse and neglect yet again had their lives thrown into turmoil. Some lost all.

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Nikki Jones

Former Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Sabine Neches Region executive director Elena Nicole “Nikki” Jones was indicted by a grand jury in Orange County on felony theft charges Oct. 12 related to more than $10,000 in unauthorized credit card charges she is alleged to have made under the nonprofit’s name.

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Isaac Avery of Longview caught this 197-pound, 7.39-foot alligator gar.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists have confirmed the new alligator gar bow fishing water body record for the Brazos River was 60 years old when killed, among the oldest fish aged and documented by the department.

Angler Isaac Avery of Longview caught the 197-pound, 7.39-foot alligator gar bow fishing in the Brazos River on Sept. 9 – beating the previous record by more than 4 pounds.

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Orange County Sheriff's Office detectives discovered human remains while conducting a missing persons case reported Oct. 16.

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Tara Hoch of Beaumont

Tara Hoch, of Beaumont, is turning her international passion into a profession.

 A senior political science major at Lamar University, her interest in worldwide affairs stems from childhood experiences abroad.

“We lived in Canada until I was six, but when I was four years old, my family relocated to the Central American country of Belize for a year while my father was involved in the Belize River Watershed Water Quality Project,” said Hoch.

Living in a foreign country was an impressionable experience for Hoch at such an early age.

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