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A fire in Beaumont on New Year's Eve injured a 62-year-old man, leaving him with burns over approximately 15 percent of his body, Beaumont Fire and Rescue reports.

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The future of football is here.

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Regardless of what Old Man Winter sends our way, one thing is certain – the Houston, Boat, Sport and Travel Show will be open for our entertainment Jan. 2-11, at the NRG (Reliant) Center. This is a sure-fire event the entire family will get into. There are boats, RVs, fishing tackle, jewelry, cookware, paintings, fashion items, rainbow trout to catch, and fishing and hunting guides galore. But wait, there’s more. Not only does this show have more than 16 acres of boats and campers, but hot tubs and saunas, as well.

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The Lamar men’s and women’s basketball teams are set to begin Southland Conference play this weekend as the Cards will host Nicholls on Saturday, Jan. 3. The Lady Cards (3-8) will play at 4 p.m. followed by the men’s game at 7 p.m.

Then, both teams will travel east to New Orleans on Monday, Jan. 5 for a double header with the ladies tipping off at 5:30 p.m. and the men will follow at 7:30 p.m.

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Girls’ Haven has announced that its 21st annual Gumbo Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. The Gumbo Cook-Off will be held once again at the Parkdale Mall Parking Lot.

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The faculty, staff and students of Lamar State College – Orange united in an effort to lessen the challenge of hunger in Orange. Through numerous fundraisers campus-wide, LSC-O raised a total of $5,300 to assist five area soup kitchens. Dec. 10, five checks for $1,060 each were presented to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, St. Mary Catholic Church, Salem United Methodist Church, and First Presbyterian Church.

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The Texas Transportation Commission approved funds for multiple Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) projects, some affecting Orange, Jefferson and Hardin counties, at its monthly meeting Dec.

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The Texas Game Warden service has unveiled its new Airbus helicopter that will enhance the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s statewide law enforcement apparatus and assist with its search and rescue and disaster response efforts.

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Incoming District Attorney Bob Wortham presented Jefferson County outgoing District Clerk Jane Birge with a symbolic retirement gift on Monday, Dec.

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Antioch pastor the Rev. John Adolph and BPD Chief Jimmy Singletary
BPD Detective Donald English

In light of the current climate in America, with tension and violence between law enforcement officers and African-Americans, a community forum at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Beaumont on Monday, Dec. 29, allowed residents to have a candid discussion with law enforcement personnel from the Beaumont Police Department, the Port Arthur Police Department, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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