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UPDATE: On May 14, 2017 at about 7:00 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to a residence in the 3800 block of Park Street, in reference to a victim of a shooting, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release. When officers arrived, they discovered a deceased male, identified as Devonta Lamell, a 24 year old Beaumont man.

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Spindletop Center’s Heather Champion

Although nearly 20 percent of all American adults experience mental illness in any given year, talking about mental health is still taboo in most circles. And often, in hushed tones, it’s whispered that only “certain” people are affected by mental health issues, but Southeast Texas mental health provider Spindletop Center’s Heather Champion says that’s simply not true.

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Monday morning, April 24, brought the welcome arrival of a second baby giraffe in two weeks for the Houston Zoo herd. The female Masai giraffe was born at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 24, to second-time mom Asali in the McGovern Giraffe Barn at the African Forest. As with her first-born, Gigi, Asali has been a cautious mother, and the keeper and veterinary teams are closely watching over the pair to ensure the calf is nursing well and the mother-calf bond is strong.

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Madison Hathaway, Kayleigh Threlkhold, Taylor Dru Lindsey and Lacee Hadnot (not

Several teachers and students in the Beaumont Independent School District received welcome but unexpected visits from members of the Beaumont Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) on April 28.

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State District Judge Larry Gist of the Drug Impact Court of Jefferson County today accepted a jury verdict and sentenced Byron E. Bush, 37, to 40 years in prison, announced Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham.

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The staff of the Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School online newspaper, The LCM Bear Facts, has been awarded the honor of being a Student Newspapers Online (SNO) Distinguished Site for 2017, LCM high school journalism teacher Lindsey Fruge said in a release.

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Harbor  Hospice held a ribbon  cutting to  celebrate the opening of its new loca
Harbor Hospice Administrator Brenna Rodriguez listens in as Harbor Hospice Medic

Harbor Hospice held a ribbon cutting Friday, May 5, to celebrate the opening of a new location at 2200 Highway 365, Suite 101, in Nederland.

Harbor Hospice Administrator Brenna Rodriguez said the location has actually been in operation since October 2016.

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The Duty Calls committee presents the 100 Club with a check for $10,000.

Following multiple successful fundraisers, including a recent event honoring first responders, the Duty Calls committee donated $10,000 to the 100 Club of Southeast Texas to benefit the families of fallen heroes.

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Sgt. Lee Brading with Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll

The city of Vidor and the Vidor Police Department honored the heroic actions of Sgt. Lee Brading during a Life-Saving Award Ceremony at City Hall on May 3. Brading literally breathed life back into an unresponsive infant at a Vidor residence March 15, performing CPR on the baby twice during the encounter, reports Police Chief Rod Carroll.

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The AARP Chapter 923 of Jefferson County and West Tabernacle Baptist Church are partnering to hold a free health fair and family fun day on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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