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On March 18, shortly after 6:30 a.m., a vehicle drove through the front of a business in the 2800 Block of Eastex Freeway Service Road, Beaumont Fire and Rescue Capt. Jimmy Blanchard reported.

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Children crowd around Freddie Harland, programs specialist at the Beaumont Children’s Museum, asking him to help them build boats out of tin foil and launch Lego rocket cars on their engineers’ day, “Beyond the Brick” on Feb. 25.

115 people came just for this special event, according to admissions staff. 

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The City of Vidor announced March 17, that East Tram Road is closed to through traffic around the clock beginning immediately for the next week to ten days for Walmart construction. 

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Police in Conroe arrested a man suspected in several airplane burglaries, including thefts from multiple aircraft at the Southeast Texas Regional Airport, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO).

According to a news release from JCSO, an airplane sitting on the tarmac at the Southeast Texas Regional Airport was broken into on Saturday, March 11.  The suspect then broke into a hangar and burglarized several planes and a vehicle inside the hangar. Evidence discovered at the scene assisted in locating the suspect, JCSO stated in the news release. 

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Entergy Texas announced a $600,000 workforce development initiative Monday, March 13 at Edison Plaza in Beaumont with several important dignitaries in attendance including Entergy Texas CEO Sallie Rainer and Texas Workforce Commissioner Representing Employees Ruth Hughs.

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Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a new initiative on March 16 by the Consumer Protection Division (CPD) of his office to educate parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches and others on the dangers of illegal synthetic drugs. These illicit substances have become a growing threat to health and public safety in Texas, particularly among children and young adults, according to a release from his office. 

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that earlier this week the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested Eric Christopher Lucas, 45, of Round Rock, on six counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony. Lucas could face up to 10 years in prison per charge if convicted.

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On March 17 at 2:05 a.m. Beaumont Police officers received a call at 1405 Washington in reference to a stolen vehicle that had a three month old child inside, Officer Cody Guedry reported.

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Sheriff Brian C. Hawthorne reported that on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Chambers County 911 advised of a robbery that just occurred at the Chevron Station located at I-10 and FM 565 in Cove, Texas, Chambers County Sheriff's Office posted on their Facebook page March 16.

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Youth pastor Albert Clavijo and his friend Matt Kennedy set up the Little Free P
Clavijo regularly sees homeless people digging food out of dumpsters behind the

For a pastor in Mid-County, the problem was plain to see, right there on the other side of his fence.

“I live right here on this back road, and so I see homeless people all the time pushing their carts back there, checking these dumpsters,” said Albert Clavijo, youth pastor at Triumph Church.

Homeless people wander behind the Plaza shopping center off Highway 365 and US 69 regularly, searching for food, Clavijo said. And the need is great in Mid-County.

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