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The king of the Texas Renaissance Festival visited Beaumont Thursday, Oct. 15, to promote the 60-acre Renaissance faire in Todd Mission, Texas, stopping by The Examiner's office and even posing for a photo op in front of the Tyrrell Historical Library downtown.

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Jack Stoffregen

Jefferson County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to authorize County Judge Jeff Branick to execute an interlocal agreement with Lubbock County and the organization Regional Public Defenders for Capital Cases

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Judge G.R. “Lupe” Flores, shown here in 2007, cooks for the Bruin booster club.

As the West Brook High School Bruins football team prepares to take the field Thursday, Oct. 15, against Baytown Sterling at the BISD’s Thomas Stadium, the group’s booster club will honor a special supporter during the pre-game ceremony.

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Entergy logo

The Beaumont City Council unanimously denied an Entergy Texas Inc.

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Janelle Crutchfield

The Criminal District Court in Jefferson County is a busy place. Judge John Stevens has presided over more than 360 trials since he was elected to the bench in 2006 and has heard every bizarre manifestation of human behavior conceivable in that time. And hundreds of cases don’t even end up in a trial because defendants enter guilty pleas trying to avoid a maximum sentence.

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George Iles, quality improvement coordinator for Family Services

Statistics regarding domestic violence cases in Texas can be disconcerting. According to the Texas Council on Family Violence, more than 23,000 adults and children seek shelter from violence in their own homes each year. An estimated 74 percent of all Texans have either experienced domestic violence personally or have a friend or family member who has been affected by this heinous form of abuse.

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Frankie Valli

One of the most famous and recognizable voices in music history is set to perform at the Gift of Life 20th anniversary gala, “A Legacy of Love.” Frankie Valli will sing all of his classic hits Thursday, Oct.

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Police in Nederland arrested a part-time student who reportedly brought a gun to the Nederland High School campus on Oct. 15.

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At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2015, Beaumont Fire Rescue firefighters responded to a structure fire at 3150 Cleveland. According to Captain Brad Penisson of the Beaumont Fire Department, when firefighters arrived, they found the rear portion of the home engulfed in flames. The occupants of the residence were able to escape without injury before firefighters arrived.

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Fire truck

Beaumont Fire Rescue has deployed members of its Wildland Firefighting Team to the Bastrop area to assist the Texas Forest Service on the wildland fires there. Three firefighters left the afternoon of Oct. 14 with the wildland fire truck to be a part of a strike team once they arrive. They may be deployed for a period of 10 to 14 days before being released.

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