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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Feb. 27 that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested Michael Scott Chastain, 54, of Cranfills Gap. Chastain is charged with two counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony, and could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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This morning around 9:50 a.m., Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies stopped a traffic violator on I-10 west bound near Major Drive, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release. The vehicle was a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV, driven by a Hispanic male from the valley.

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Lamar University hosts Angela Blanchard, president and CEO of Neighborhood Centers, Inc., March 2 in a day that includes two free public lectures and a presentation at a Women and Philanthropy luncheon. Women and Philanthropy promotes philanthropic education, leadership and advocacy by empowering women to be active participants in the giving process.

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The Elmo Willard Branch Library is proud to feature Shaun Best, a local Beaumont resident, who experienced a traumatic brain injury when he was a child, City of Beaumont administrative assistant Rosanna Mojica said in a release. Best has made it his mission to inform others about his injury and discuss his experiences, and the importance of avoiding any kind of brain injury.

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The Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Honey Bears traveled to Goose Creek Memorial High School this weekend for an HTE Dance Competition, LCM CISD Community Relations Coordinator Sherry Combs said in a release Feb. 27.

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Wilbert Frank

Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Feb. 27 that Wilbert Anthony Frank, 29, of Port Arthur pleaded guilty to burglary with intent to commit aggravated assault, a first degree felony offense. The guilty plea was entered shortly before jury selection was to begin.

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On Feb. 28, just before 7:30 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported structure fire at 690 Adams Street, Capt. Brad Penisson reported.

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Taking Whataburger order numbers from the restaurant is a punishable crime, according to the Northeast Texas Police Department.

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The Elmo Willard Branch Library is hosting Lone Star Legal Aids' presentation to discuss housing, including landlords, tenants, and fair housing on Friday, March 10 at 2 p.m, City of Beaumont administrative assistant Rosanna Mojica said in a release.

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Effective Feb. 27, Tolivar Road from Indian Trial to Kristen Lane will be closed to traffic until further notice, City of Beaumont administrative assistant Rosanna Mojica said in a release.

This closure is to allow for sewer repairs.

Motorists are asked to be aware of all signs, advance warnings including other signage, and travel with caution.

- City of Beaumont

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