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The double murder of 83-year-old Richard Ames and 85-year-old Edna Phillips, who were violently stabbed to death at Ames' Vidor home in 2015, shocked and appalled the small community with the police chief at the time, Dave Shows, describing the killings as "the most senseless, brutal murders" he'd ever seen as a longtime law enforcer.

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Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced Friday, Aug. 11, the appointment of two new members to the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) Board of Managers. The seven-member board was reduced by the resignation of Dr. Jimmy Simmons, Lenny Caballero and Jack Carroll last month.

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On Friday, August 11, at 7:30 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to an apartment in the 2800 block of Pine Street in reference to a disturbance, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

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On Friday, August 11, shortly after 3:00 AM, Beaumont Fire-Rescue units responded to a structure fire reported at in the 2300 block of Emile Street, Capt. Brad Penisson said in a release.

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Freddie Titus

An “ambassador for mankind,” Lamar University’s Freddie Titus took a different path when he discovered the joy of serving others over self. He has brought that approach to his teaching and service beyond the campus.

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Lamar University’s Center for Innovation Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (CICE) is partnering with faith-based and community organizations for the first ever Port Arthur Hope & Opportunity Event. The free community event with be Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Booker T. Elementary School, located on 1300 Freeman Avenue in Port Arthur, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Hope & Healing Grief Support Group, offered by the Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, will be meeting from September 11, 2017 at 5:30 PM to Monday, October 30, on Monday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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On August 9, at about 11:45 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a one vehicle crash on I-10, near the 16th Street exit, in Orange County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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Jacquilyn Jones was arrested while gaming and charged with possession of meth.

On August 9, at about 8:30 p.m., the Chambers County Sheriff's Office Covert Investigation Unit and Patrol Division executed a search warrant for illegal gambling operations at the Alligator Express gas station on Ross Sterling Avenue in Anahuac, Sheriff Brian C. Hawthorne said in a release.

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The Literacy Center will be hosting a citizenship naturalization service and a new advanced ESL class at the Main Library downtown in the next few weeks, City of Beaumont spokesperson Rosanna Mojica said in a statement.

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