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The Kiwanis Club of Orange presents the 69th Annual Orange Christmas Parade “A Very Merry Hollywood Christmas.”

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Photo: Big Thicket National Preserve
Photo: Big Thicket National Preserve

Big Thicket National Preserve will be temporarily closing the hunting area north of Sunflower Road and east of Lily Road in the Big Sandy Creek Unit during tree planting events on Dec. 9, 2017 and Jan. 15, 2018, National Park Service spokesperson Andrew Bennett said in a statement.

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Fire on corner of Hunter Street + Jim Gilligan Way | Photo: Beaumont Fire-Rescue
Photo: Beaumont Fire-Rescue
Photo: Beaumont Fire-Rescue

An abandoned church in the 5100 block of Hunter Street caught fire Monday, Nov. 13, Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Jimmy Blanchard said in a statement.

The church was located at the corner of Hunter Street and Jim Gilligan Way, near Lamar University.

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FEMA announced Nov. 14 that the federal mobile disaster recovery center (DRC) in Bevil Oaks will be closing permanently on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

One DRC in Houston will be closing the same day.

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Port Neches-Groves ISD issued an apology this past weekend after Friday night's "Mid County Madness" event.

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Attorney General Ken Paxton filed more price gouging lawsuits Nov. 11 against businesses accused of taking advantage of Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey, his office said in a statement.

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On Nov. 11, 2017, at about 1:15 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on I-10 in Orange County, about one mile west of Orange, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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Spirit of Bethlehem porcelain nativity | Photo: Stark Museum of Art

The Stark Museum of Art celebrates the holiday season with an exhibit Spirit of Bethlehem: The Boehm Porcelain Nativity. The exhibit will be on view in the museum’s lobby beginning Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 through Jan. 6, 2018.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of scams over the past few weeks, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a statement.

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Photo: Beaumont Independent School District
Photo: Beaumont Fire-Rescue

In the early morning hours of Nov. 11, a pickup truck drove into an elementary school, Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Jimmy Blanchard said in a statement.

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