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At approximately 9:30 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue received multiple calls reporting a structure fire at 5380 Margo, near Beaumont Drive, off of Concord. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire conditions with flames coming out several openings. According to a press release, the occupant, Everett Abbott, 72, was able to escape before firefighters arrived but he was severely burned with first and second degree burns to his upper body.

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During a work session in a regular Beaumont City Council meeting Wednesday, Nov 12, city officials and council members reviewed and discussed the proposed Best Years Senior Center Project. During a presentation on the new facility and its location beside the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont, J. Rob Clark, principal architect at Architectural Alliance Inc., along with his team showed the council and attending citizens the projected new center and its surrounding amenities.

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Game room operators and eight-liner enthusiasts, beware! Code enforcers from various city departments and entities could be coming to shut down gaming sites not in compliance with rules mandated by Beaumont’s new gaming ordinance.

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Orange Police and Orange County Sheriff's Office recovered more than five pounds of synthetic marijuana in a joint operation targeting two Orange convenience stores Wednesday, Nov. 12

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the John Gray Library

Creative minds will converge for the 2014 Lamar Literary Festival, a two-day event featuring presentations and readings from published authors, creative writing professors and award-winning student writers.

The Lamar University Department of English and Modern Languages will host the event on the sixth floor of the John Gray Library on Thursday, Nov. 13, and Friday, Nov. 14. This year’s festival will recognize the achievements of three small Texas presses, including Beaumont’s own LU Press.

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An accident in Orange involving an semi trailer and passenger vehicle sent four people to the hospital Wednesday, Nov. 12.

At approximately 9 a.m., there was a two vehicle crash on Interstate 10 at the MLK Overpass in Orange, a press release by Texas Department of Public Safety states.

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Three Southeast Texas vets are being honored with the Knight medal of the French Legion of Honour, France’s highest decoration awarded for excellent civil or military conduct: Beaumont resident Arlie Ray Horn, 90; Beaumont resident and retired Jefferson County 136th District Court Judge Jack R. King, 91; and 94-year-old Vidor resident Robert L. Jackson.

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After breaking ground in August 2013, the Spindletop Center has proudly announced the grand opening of The Cottages, the center’s fourth apartment complex in its series of innovative housing solutions for people with disabilities and low incomes.

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is warning Southeast Texans about a new “spoofing” scam active in the area, and said residents should be suspicious of any phone calls they might receive with “Jefferson County Courthouse” showing up as the name on the caller ID.

Caller ID spoofing allows a caller to masquerade as someone else by falsifying the number that appears on the recipient’s caller ID display; originally used by collection agencies, it was outlawed in 2010.

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Just before 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 11, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported structure fire at 3191 Tracy Ave., near Pope St. According to a press release, when firefighters arrived, they found flames visible from a rear window of the home. Firefighters were able to make a quick offensive attack and contain the fire to one bedroom but there was smoke damage to the rest of the house. No one was home at the time of the fire.

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