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Beaumont ISD Officer Macie Bergeron and Chief Rob Flores

The Beaumont Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) distributed nearly $13,000 in grant items to students and staff of the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) for innovative classroom projects during the 2016 Fall Grant Caravan on Dec. 2. The foundation and friends visited nine campuses and the BISD Police Department, awarding 12 grants to 11 staff and a group of five students.

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A group of apparently youthful vandals has been destroying inflatable Christmas decorations after dark in Mid-County, reports Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Deputy Marcus McLellan.

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Plans by Savage Inland Marine to operate a barge fleeting area at the FINA Oxbow near Bessie Heights Marsh are being challenged by local citizens and government officials. The marine business, which provides dock services including loading and unloading as well as fleeting areas for barges, has requested use of underwater acreage from the Texas General Land Office (GLO). The company submitted paperwork Wednesday, Oct.

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Students in Julie Pelt’s seventh grade honors reading class at Mauriceville Middle School are developing their reading skills by becoming writers. After reading the novel “The Westing Game” earlier this year, the class discussed the story and began learning how to adapt literature into a play. Students were assigned a chapter of the book that they had to turn into a scene of a play.

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Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that Brothers Market & Meat Mart in Houston has been closed down for violating the terms of a temporary injunction. The original lawsuit was filed after several undercover investigations by the Houston Police Department Narcotics Division uncovered and seized synthetic drugs sold through the location.

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Little Cypress-Mauriceville students have recently made significant achievements in debate, band, and in their service projects, according to recent statements from LCM CISD Community Relations Coordinator Sherry Combs.

Debate:

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Port Arthur police were dispatched to Villa Main Apartment complex on Dec. 8 at 10:55 p.m due to reported gunfire.

Officers discovered a man and woman had a physical altercation with other people in the apartment parking lot. During the incident, a man pointed a handgun at the 911 caller and shot his car multiple times as he was trying to leave the scene, causing him to hit several other cars in the lot. The suspect fled the scene prior to officer's arrival.

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Dow Jones Business News reported the following:

Exxon Mobil Corp. ( XOM ) reported a hydrocracker problem at its refinery in Beaumont, Texas. "Hydrocracker unit experienced an upset due to an electrical malfunction," the refinery said in a statement to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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Port Arthur police officers were dispatched to a "strong arm robbery" at the Ideal Washateria and Gameroom at 1039 10th Avenue on Dec. 12 at 9:37 a.m.

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Beaumont police officers responding to the Magic Touch Game Room at 3010 Washington Boulevard discovered the clerk was shot during an aggravated robbery Monday, Dec. 12.

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