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The 2017 Pecan Festival Queen’s Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, in the auditorium at Groves Elementary, 3901 Cleveland Ave., at 7 p.m. Tickets purchased at the Groves Chamber of Commerce office are  $10 for adults and $5 for students through 12th grade. At the door, tickets are $12 and $6.

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Area doctors from varying cultural backgrounds worked together to overcome physical barriers to provide local residents and first responders with tetanus vaccinations desperately needed following Hurricane Harvey’s historic flooding.

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Thursday, Sept. 21, around noon, a fire was reported in the 2900 block of Victoria. The caller said an apartment was on fire but when the fire department arrived, they found a two-story house with fire coming from one of the windows upstairs. The first fire engine on scene, Engine 10, made an interior attack. Fire damage was contained to the second floor. Smoke and water damage were sustained through the rest of the house. All occupants made it out of the residence prior to the fire department arriving but one family pet, a dog, perished.

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hristopher Duane Cartlidge

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies reportedly discovered more than 15 grams of suspected methamphetamine and “assorted drug paraphernalia” after stopping a man for failing to use his turn signal Sept. 18.

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After allegedly striking another driver in the head with a lug wrench, a suspect fleeing from the road rage incident then reportedly attempted to run over the Vidor police chief, who was directing detoured traffic following an 18-wheeler fire on I-10 Sept. 11.

The suspect’s story was that whiskey and a woman were to blame for his erratic behavior.

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A North Texas man and woman have been sentenced for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced Sept. 18.

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On Sept. 15 at about 1:45 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a two vehicle crash on I-10 in Orange County. The crash occurred near the Texas-Louisiana state line.

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On Sept. 16, at about 12:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to an auto-pedestrian crash on Highway 347, near Monroe Street, in Jefferson County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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Photo credit: City of Beaumont

The City of Beaumont is still diligently working with our software vendor to get on a new platform for online water utility payments since the data breach on August 29.

Unfortunately, while working out what needs to be done to upgrade the system, Beaumont was hit by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent flooding. Once we were back in the office and ready to work with the vendor again, they were hit with Hurricane Irma. They have yet to make it back into their offices, but anticipate that they will be able to make it back this week.

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The City of Beaumont has been working diligently to pick up debris that has been put out for removal following Hurricane Harvey as quickly and safely as possible, city spokesperson Angela Wright said in a statement.

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