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Beaumont police arrested a mother and daughter who staged a kidnapping Feb. 9.

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When the Brilliant Lecture Series presents “A Conversation with Harry Belafonte” on Feb. 23, Yvonne Cormier, MD, Ph.D., will join the acclaimed entertainer and humanitarian onstage to facilitate that conversation. In an intimate, interview-style setting in Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater, the award-winning, ground-breaking artist and activist will field questions posed by Dr.

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Southeast Texans should be on the alert for missing mail. 

Mail theft associated with one or more counterfeit check-cashing rings is on the rise in the area, according to officers from three local law enforcement entities. The thieves are apparently rifling through people’s mail, stealing checks, banking information and, ultimately, identities.

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Allison Nathan Getz posted a photo of the graffiti on Facebook

No one knows when the graffiti was painted on the Riverfront Park bridge, but the newspaper reporter who discovered “stupid f------g Jews” in spray paint on the morning of Feb. 6 called Allison Nathan Getz, saying he would not leave the bridge until the hateful words were removed.

Getz said that she contacted city manager Kyle Hayes, who met her at Riverfront Park to inspect the damage.

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Police in Vidor have made multiple arrests for forgery recently. William Grubbs, 45, of Orange was arrested Feb.

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On Feb. 11, West Tabernacle Baptist Church will be showing a documentary on the life of Julius Rosenwald, Pastor Jerry High said in a press release Feb. 8. 

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Expect lane closures on I-10 eastbound from FM 365 to College Street tonight, Feb. 8 and tomorrow night, Feb. 9, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., as crews work to repair cable barrier along the inside lane of traffic, TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre said in a release.

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On Feb. 7, at approximately 10:45 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety was notified of a two vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Orange County.

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Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School softball coach, Dena Adkins, has announced the 2017 LCM Girls' Softball Kid’s Camp for girls 6 to 12 years old, LCM CISD Community Relations Coordinator Sherry Combs said in a release.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested a Pflugerville man on two counts of possession of child pornography. Kenneth Ray Ward, 54, is charged with a third-degree felony and could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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