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A man in Orange was arrested for possession of a controlled substance after being reported as suspicious for running between hotels while wearing a "LCM girl's track hoodie," police reported.

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A Port Arthur man was assaulted and robbed early Monday morning, Sept. 16 in the 1000 block of West 14th Street, the Port Arthur Police Department reports in a press release.  The victim, a 30-year-old black man, advised police that around 1 a.m. he was approached by several black males who assaulted him and took his money, according to a PAPD press release.

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A suspect led police on a dangerous high-speed chase through the streets of Orange, actually traveling in the wrong direction on a one-way road during the pursuit and exceeding 95 mph in instances, police reported. Police arrested 30-year-old Dustin Hickey of Orange for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, felony evading in a vehicle, and possession of a controlled substance after they say he fled in a stolen car when officers attempted to stop him during a stakeout at approximately 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12.

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La’Tisha Vargas, an event planner with the folkloric ballet troupe the Golden Triangle Hispanic Association, invites the community to attend a celebration of Mexican Independence Day, which is Sept. 16. Vargas’ dancers, various bands, numerous vendors and others will be on Crockett Street in Beaumont on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 1 p.m. on for a pageant and festival to commemorate the occasion.

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Mexican Heritage Fiesta

Grupo Flash will return to the 45th Mexican Heritage Society Fiesta in Port Arthur. The cumbia and salsa band was so popular this past year that the 2013 fiesta has added an extra hour for the party to continue, promoters for the event said.

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“Caring for an Alzheimer’s patient is a situation that can utterly consume the lives and well-being of the people giving care, just as the disorder consumes its victims.”

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boat racing

Rocketing across the waves of the Sabine River in excess of 115 mph with water spraying the windshield, hindering your sight, you rapidly approach a buoy to turn on a dime at G-force speeds.

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Police say a Beaumont man came face to face with the very thieves he had escaped from at his home on Daisy Street.

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Correction appended.

 “Concerned Citizens for Quality Education” is inviting the community to hear “an unbiased breakdown on what our children are really receiving with a (Beaumont ISD) education” from George Scott of George Scott Reports on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. in the jury impaneling room of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1001 Pearl St. in Beaumont.

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Orange County commissioners argued salaries of elected officials at a meeting Monday, Sept. 9. Among hotly debated items from the meeting were the sheriff’s pay rate and position on the Matrix system used by Orange County for salary calculation, and the removal of a $15,000 supplement from the county to district judges’ salaries.

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