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Joy James and Beth Rhoades of BPSF

Enjoy a delicious breakfast while supporting local students at the Beaumont Public Schools Foundation’s 23rd annual Fiesta Breakfast fundraiser on Oct. 27 at Casa Olé in the Target Shopping Center.

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Two separate incidents in Orange County, both involving All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), have left teenagers hospitalized.

At approximately 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2015, there was a motor vehicle crash involving an ATV that occurred on Dixie Road near FM 2802 in Orange County.

According to Trooper Stephanie Davis, a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling northbound on Dixie Road. The driver of the ATV failed to yield the right of way from a private driveway and pulled out in front of the truck, striking it in the front right quarter panel of the vehicle.

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Dominick Leday

Beaumont police officers responded quickly to a reported burglary in process in the 1100 block of Euclid Street around 9:47 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.

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Grover Lee Roberts

A year-long joint investigation between the Orange Police Department’s Narcotics Division and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has resulted in the arrest of a known drug dealer in Orange, Texas. 

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In honor of October’s designation as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Family Services is sponsoring a special day of recognition. On October 13, area residents are asked to “go purple” and wear purple in support of healthy relationships and a stand against domestic violence.

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The Beaumont A&M Club celebrated its 56-year tradition of honoring outstanding Beaumont teachers at a ceremony held Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church. During the event, six educators were heralded for their service to the city’s youth, performing their jobs with an excellence that will benefit the community long into the future.

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The R.C. Miller Library will host the “Sounds of Sharing” Tuesday, November 10, 2015 to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. Along with light refreshments, there will be musical performances by Lamar University professors Dr. Charlotte Mizener (harpist) and Dr. Gary Mizener (clarinetist). The two will be accompanied by Jennifer Shannon (flautist), Barbara Smith (harpist) and Rachel Clark (harpist).

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Jefferson County Court at Law No. 2 Judge Cory Crenshaw

Citing more than 100 years of case law, administrative Judge Olen Underwood has refused to force Jefferson County Court at Law No.

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A former Beaumont Independent School District employee who said he was terminated from his job of more than a decade in retaliation has been denied further legal recourse by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in a ruling handed down Monday, Oct. 5. 

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Body camera used by Lamar police

The Lamar University Police Department (LUPD) is expanding its use of body-worn cameras. Cameras are already in use across campus, according to a Lamar press release, from the campus security camera system to cameras in each LUPD patrol unit.

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