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Can you imagine what it would be like to spend Christmas in a turn-of-the-century oil boomtown? Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, on the campus of Lamar University, will embrace the joy of the season with “Christmas in Boomtown,” an event will allow visitors to participate in ways many celebrated the season more than a century ago.

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Spindletop Center’s Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) of Southeast Texas will celebrate local veterans on Saturday, November 19, 2016 with a Car and Bike Show from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Center’s South Campus, 2750 S. 8th St.

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Vidor Police recovered a stolen motorcycle during a traffic stop on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 2:24 a.m.

Vidor Police officers were on patrol in the 1000 block of Old Highway 90 when they stopped a motorcycle displaying an expired Texas license plate. The officers ran a check with the Vidor dispatcher and found the motorcycle was listed as stolen through the Orange County Sheriff’s office.

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Kamryn Darnell Oliver

A home in the 500 block of Pine Burr Street in Vidor was being burglarized Wednesday, Nov. 9, according to the Vidor Police Department, when the owner arrived home from work.

The homeowner described the suspects as a white male, a black male, and one black female. The suspects fled on foot, and the 17-year-old black female was caught by a bystander who saw the homeowner chasing the suspects down the road.

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Along with many other cities around the nation celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) week in October in local schools, BASF TOTAL Petrochemical's African American Employee Group (AAEG) celebrated STEM week in Port Arthur.

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The Smoke Shop on MLK Parkway was burglarized Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 9:44 p.m., according to Beaumont Police, and one suspect is now in custody

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UPDATE Nov. 16, second update: Deputies have identified a suspect arrested related to the Nov. 15 robbery of Mauriceville Family Pharmacy on Highway 12, Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Criminal Investigator Janois Strause Grizzaffi reported in a news release.

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The Texas Department of Transportation is asking for public input on the next section of Interstate 10 in preparation of widening the roadway from four lanes to six lanes between Winnie and Beaumont.

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A Port Arthur man was assaulted with a club at Louis Manor Apartments on Tuesday, Nov. 15 around 10:50 p.m., Port Arthur Police reports.

Port Arthur Police officers responded to call from St. Mary's Hospital about an assault victim being treated in the emergency room. The victim, a 31 year old Port Arthur man, reported that he was assaulted by the suspect with a club at Louis Manor Apartments, 1300 Joe Louis Avenue.

During the assault, the victim sustained injuries which included a broken or fractured arm.

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Two teachers trying to break up a fight between two 10-year-olds at Mauriceville Elementary School in Orange were assaulted by one of the students involved in the altercation, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO).

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