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Beaumont’s most distinguished firefighters aren’t waiting around for the alarm to sound.

Whether on or off duty, they are always on call.

Just ask firefighter Chris Harvey, who was honored Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Fire Museum of Texas for saving a man from drowning after a harrowing collision near Bridge City.

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When you spend your hard-earned money, take a second to think about those local merchants offering their products and services. They are part of our community, your friends and neighbors, and deserve your support.

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By Staff Sgt. Jennifer Atkinson, Texas Army National Guard

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The Jay Bruce Golf Benefit, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16, and in its fourth year, has raised about $75,000 since its inception and is only getting bigger and better with two-time MLB All-Star, outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds, and West Brook High School alumnus Jay Bruce adding a concert at Winnie venue Nutty Jerry’s in an effort to raise even more funds for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investiga­tion (FBI) were at the Beau­mont Independent School District administration building and the homes of school district finance employees Devin McCraney and Sharika Allison the morning of Thursday, Nov. 7.

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Two men were arrested and more than 70 bags of bath salts seized in a drug raid in Orange on Thursday, Nov. 7.

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Press release from U.S Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Texas:

A 70-year-old Beaumont orthodontist has been sentenced to federal prison for health care fraud violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Friday, Nov 8.  

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“The steps that we take today help others to take steps tomorrow,” said Trish Wilson, development director at Texas Lions Camp.

The Kerrville summer camping facility serves Texas children who have physical disabilities, Down syndrome and diabetes.

The camp has two one-week summer sessions designated for children ages 8-15 with Type 1 diabetes, an insulin deficiency disease that affects about 215,000 Texans below the age of 20, according to Centers for Disease Control statistics.

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TSUS

The Board of Regents, the governing body for TSUS and its eight component institutions, held its quarterly meeting Nov. 7-8 on the campus of Lamar University in Beaumont.

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Fransico Antonio Pacheco-Ortiz

A Port Arthur man has pleaded guilty to sexually molesting and impregnating a young girl.

Francisco Antonio Pacheco-Ortiz, 26, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Feb. 28 for aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony.

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