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A Port Arthur man was killed in a hit-and-run auto-pedestrian accident occurring in the 3200 block of 8th St. in Port Arthur Sunday, Dec. 22.

Jesse Ray Ford Jr., 31, was found dead by Port Arthur Police Department officers around 2 a.m. after receiving a call that the man was lying in the road. Port Arthur Fire Department and Acadian EMS responded to the scene as well and determined the man was dead.

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A Nederland woman is dead after being struck by a pickup truck while walking in the 10,000 block of Memorial Blvd in Port Arthur Monday, Dec. 23.

According to a Port Arthur Police Department press release, around 9 p.m., Tiffany Nicole Wagner, 24, was walking north on the Memorial Boulevard northbound access road when a Chevrolet pickup truck also traveling north struck her.

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Christus Hospital hosted a canine adoption event, “The 12 Dogs of Christmas,” Friday, Dec. 13, at the St. Elizabeth Outpatient Pavilion in Beaumont.

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AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety commissioned 102 men and women as Highway Patrol troopers during the recruit graduation ceremony. Attorney General Greg Abbott was the keynote speaker during the ceremony, which was held at Great Hills Baptist Church.

The new troopers will report to duty stations across Texas in the coming weeks and spend the first six months in on-the-job training.

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Domminique Wendall Adams

 

After a crime spree that included forcible rape, a failed home invasion and kidnapping, police say a Port Arthur man is in the Jefferson County Jail on at least $500,000 worth of bonds.

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Lillian Patrice Hancock

 

A mother of three from Beaumont must spend the next few years on probation after abandoning her children.

Lillian Patrice Hancock was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Sept. 9 for endangering a child, a state jail felony.

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Sharon Deneen Guillory

 

A Beaumont woman has pleaded guilty to injuring a child in an angry attempt to discipline the youngster.

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Stephen Demond Odom

 

Prosecutors say a young girl has died at the hands of her mother’s abusive live-in boyfriend.

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Blue Santa

 

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office helped local children celebrate the Christmas season during their annual Blue Santa event at the VFW in Orange on Dec. 14. Officers and their families volunteered to be Blue Santa’s little helpers and distributed toys to local families who had signed up for the program. The event provided gifts for more than 300 Orange County children.

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Beaumont’s own band of brothers, David Lee and Jimmy Kaiser, invite Southeast Texans to celebrate Christmas on Crockett the Kaiser country way as they hold their 11th annual Christmas concert Saturday, Dec. 21, at Dixie Dance Hall with doors opening at 7 p.m.

Purchase tickets for $10 each at Dixie Dance Hall, 234 Crockett St. in Beaumont, or online at www.dixiedancehall.com. Admission for ages 18 and up only.

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