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Carlos Alberto Gonzalez-Barahona | Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety
Carlos Alberto Gonzalez-Barahona | Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding the public that the reward for Carlos Alberto Gonzalez-Barahona, 26, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $10,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of November.

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Big Thicket National Preserve encourages all fourth graders to visit a park this year as part of the Every Kid in a Park program. This program gives fourth grade students, and those accompanying them, free access to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters.

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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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