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Beaumont Animal Services won another battle in the war against animal cruelty on Jan. 21, reports Beaumont Animal Services and the Beaumont Police Department.

Beaumont Animal Services was granted full custody of a remaining, living dog that was seized last weekend, Saturday, Jan. 16, BPD revealed in a news release. Justice of the Peace Nancy Beaulieu presided over the seizure hearing, and after testimony from both the Animal Services Officer and the dog owner in question, granted Animal Services full custody of the dog.

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Two people were injured and taken to area hospitals for evaluation after an ATV accident on Humble Camp Road In Jefferson County on Jan. 24, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reports.

According to a news release from Trooper Stephanie Davis, DPS received a report of a crash on Humble Camp Road involving two All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) at about 1 p.m. Sunday.

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The West Lucas residence of Joseph D. Butler has drwn the ire of neighbors.

In an unprecedented move, the City of Beaumont has filed suit against a local man accused of endangering public health and repeatedly violating city ordinances, allegedly failing to rid his property of litter and providing shelter and a breeding ground for rodents and mosquitoes.

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Actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis will keynote the ninth annual Christus LiveWell Women’s Conference, an all-day event showcasing the latest in health and wellness May 12 at Ford Park in Beaumont.

Curtis is an A-list actress with starring roles in such acclaimed films as “Freaky Friday,” “True Lies,” “Trading Places” and “A Fish Called Wanda.”

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Those traversing in the neighborhood surrounding the old Paul Brown Center in Beaumont’s north end may have noticed boxes and boxes of learning materials filling dumpsters on the old campus grounds, but according to Beaumont Independent School District administrators, discarding the outdated lesson plans is actually benefitting the district.

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A 44-year-old Beaumont woman has been sentenced for bringing prohibited drugs into a federal prison in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced Friday, Jan. 22.

Lakista Lashau Davis pleaded guilty on Aug. 27, 2015, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison on Jan. 21, 2016 by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.

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Borneo pygmy elephant (www.worldwildlife.org)

Three U.S. zoos announced a new agreement Jan. 21, 2016, with Borneo-based wildlife organizations to protect the endangered Borneo pygmy elephant. The first partnership of its kind, the effort will provide support for solutions to the frequent and sometimes deadly conflicts between people and elephants on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo.

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Diagnostic Health Center has implemented a new Web-based patient referral management platform that streamlines the prior authorization process for its imaging services.

According to Ed Field, director of imaging services for Diagnostic Health, the automated processing technology helps patients get imaging procedures approved and scheduled faster while saving time and money for referring physician offices in the Beaumont-Port Arthur region. 

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Bacon, eggs, grits and coffee were just a few of the amenities for guests who arrived at the early morning Martin Luther King Jr. Day annual breakfast where attendees gathered together to celebrate the life and mission of late civil rights activist on Monday, Jan. 18. 

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Lamar University has named four alumni as Distinguished Alumni for 2016, noting that their dedication to their professions, service to their communities and loyalty to their alma mater epitomizes the Lamar University spirit. The award is the highest granted by the university to its graduates.

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