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Beaumont Pride 2016 (Facebook.com)

Beaumont’s very own Pride festival started in 2014, but the non-profit dissolved last year due to the annual financial burden, according to former volunteer chair Jacqueline Hays.

However, Hays believes that others in the community will step forward to keep Beaumont Pride going.

“I … am expecting to see some movement in April because of Lamar Pride month,” she said. “We’re sure the community will take it over.” She mentioned the LGBT group in Orange as a possibility.

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Over 300 leaders from the Golden Triangle and Rep. Phelan and Sen. Creighton

“The value of legislative groups traveling to Austin is inestimable,” according to former State Sen. Carl Parker, and this past week, the Golden Triangle’s voice was heard when the chambers of Orange, Beaumont and Port Arthur collaborated to host Golden Triangle Days in the state’s capital from Sunday, March 5 – Tuesday, March 7. 

Parker is one of the original founders of Port Arthur Day, a Port Arthur exclusive event similar to Golden Triangle Days held before the Chambers decided to collaborate.

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Residents along Allison Avenue and Woodlawn Street in Groves say their streets have been puckered with potholes and drain poorly after years of rainstorms.

Their neighborhood, built in the late ’50s and early ’60s, is now overgrown with large live oak trees that were just saplings when the roads were originally built.

Taylor Cochran has lived on Allison Avenue since 1994. His family moved into the house when he was a child.

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United States Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao welcomed the newest vessel to the Maritime Security Program (MSP) in the strategic Port of Beaumont during a naming ceremony at the port March 3. Renamed the M/V Liberty Passion, it is the third ship owned by Liberty Global Logistics to join the MSP fleet.

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David Pipkins, Mark Vise, Judge Jeff Branick, Gene Arnold, Dr. Peter Hu, Mark Ro

Eight successful alumni returned to campus recently for Lamar University’s annual “A Dinner and Conversation,” a night of networking and career exploration for students with successful alumni in their field of study. Professionals from business, healthcare, engineering, entrepreneurship, legal and theatre each hosted a table at the event held in the University Event Center on the eighth floor of the Mary and John Gray Library.

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A Jefferson County grand jury indicted 44-year-old Humble resident Terrance Claiborne for third-degree felony marijuana possession March 8 following his Jan. 23 arrest, when deputies allegedly discovered bundles of cash and more than five pounds of marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop, according to information from the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.

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A Beaumont woman was indicted for deadly conduct by a Jefferson County grand jury March 8 for allegedly firing a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson multiple times toward her ex-husband who, she told an officer, had "screwed her out of so much," according to a probable cause affidavit for her arrest. Lois Gayle Fontenot, 65, faces third-degree felony charges for the Feb. 7 incident, which she reportedly called "a crazy moment."

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A Jefferson County grand jury indicted a Port Arthur man for deadly conduct March 8 stemming from an August 2016 incident during which police say the man fired recklessly into a crowd of people at an apartment complex, according to information from the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office. 

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Police in Orange are following up on leads and searching for a suspect in a shooting that injured a local man, reports Captain Robert Enmon of the Orange Police Department (OPD).

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A Beaumont man has been arrested and was indicted March 8 for his suspected role in a game room robbery that occurred Jan. 4, reports the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.

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