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The Orange County Commissioners Court is encouraging local residents to “Greenlight A Vet” in honor of Veterans Day by displaying green lights at their homes and businesses through Nov. 11 in a show of support for those brave men and women who have served to defend this nation and the American way of life.

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Police detectives in Beaumont are investigating a violent murder that occurred in the 900 block of Doucette Nov. 5, Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Sgt. Cody Guedry reports.

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The Theodore Johns Library is hosting Family Place workshops from Nov. 15 through Dec. 13. Parents or caregivers and children are welcome to attend.

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A suspect attempted to steal a bike at a gas station in Port Arthur but suffered head injuries.

Port Arthur police officers received a 911 call about an assault in progress at the CITGO station on 1200 Gulfway Drive on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 12:13 a.m. They discovered an injured man in the parking lot, who had attempted to steal the bicycle.

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Update Nov. 7, 1:30 p.m.: Port Arthur city officials have released the identities of a man who died and a man who was injured in an industrial incident at Free Flow Services in Port Arthur on Nov. 4.

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According to information from the office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, reports of a potential terror threat against Texans announced by federal authorities Friday, Nov. 4, necessitated increased vigilance by local and state first responders – as well as the public at large.

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Top Gift Shop in Port Arthur was reportedly robbed on Nov. 3 at 5:15 p.m.

Port Arthur Police Department officers responded to a call from 1908 9th Avenue. The clerk told officers that three black males entered the store brandishing weapons and taking "an undetermined amount of cash," according to the statement.

No injuries were reported during the incident. Officers were unable to locate suspects.

PAPD detectives are working on the case. Tips or questions should be directed to the Port Arthur Criminal Investigation Division at (409) 983-8624.

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Volunteers broke ground in October on the South Park Community Garden, an initiative by Lamar University and the Greater South Park Neighborhoods Partnership to provide access to gardening space, training and nutritious food for local residents and students.

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More than 450 supporters dined at Casa Olé on Eastex Freeway in Beaumont on Tuesday, Oct. 25, during the Beaumont Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) 24th annual Fiesta Breakfast fundraiser, which earned the nonprofit $52,000 for educational grants.

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Harmony Public Schools, the largest public charter school network in Texas, has shifted its application period up by two months.

Parents can now apply for enrollment at Harmony Science Academy from Nov. 1, 2016, through Feb. 10, 2017, for their students to join the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. The previous application period ran from January through March.

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