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Rear Adm. John Alexander (inset) and the USS Ronald Reagan

When the USS Ronald Reagan scrambled its fighter jets after two Russian naval reconnaissance aircraft flew within one nautical mile of the U.S. aircraft carrier near the Korean Peninsula, Jan Alexander of Port Neches tried not to panic. 

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Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested a Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School student for possession weapons on campus late Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 13, Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD Community Relations Coordinator Sherry Combs revealed in a news release. The student was also reportedly in possession of alcohol.

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Air Liquide in Port Neches

An international company has strengthened its role as a key player in Southeast Texas’ economic base with the recent addition of a new air separation plant in Port Neches. Air Liquide operates a series of industrial gas plants and pipelines along the Gulf Coast.

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News release from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

An 18-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been arrested for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced Jan. 14.

Trey Joseph Frederick was arrested today pursuant to a criminal complaint issued by the U.S. District Court charging him with violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.  Frederick appeared in federal court this afternoon on the charges.

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Sherylen Tate

A woman who died in a fatal traffic accident Jan. 12 has been identified as 44-year-old Beaumont resident Sherylen Engelbrecht Tate, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

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Michale Hoke

Educator and environmental champion Michael Hoke of Orange died Wednesday, Jan. 13.

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Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames

Those looking for a chauffer to taxi them about the streets of Beaumont will soon have an option in utilizing what the city has termed “Transportation Network Companies” (

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Orange City Council

Citing a need to acquire more space to house city offices, city of Orange officials are looking to move from their historic downtown locale to property currently serving as the First Financial Bank.

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Chief Operations Officer Robert Calvert

Despite multiple indictments and convictions already attributed to fraud and fiscal mismanagement at the Beaumont Independent School District, officials are still looking to root out any remaining nefarious actors with the help of tipsters. In that vein, BISD launched a Tip Line on Monday, Jan.

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Michael Truncale

Thursday, Jan. 7, Gov. Greg Abbott announced the appointment of Beaumont attorney Michael Truncale to the Austin-based Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board for a term set to expire Feb. 1, 2021.

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