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Over a thousand bikers attended the Lace, Grace and Gears rally on Crockett Street the first weekend in October. The rally started on Friday, Sept. 30, and opened at 8 a.m. Their goal was to beat the world record for most women riders on motorcycles at one time, currently held by an Australian group of 1,002 riders.

Lace, Grace and Gears posted on its Facebook page Oct. 3 that the final count of 806 women and 62 bikes “was an amazing feat” and “watch out 2017!”

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WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 12 that four Texas companies pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a total of $3.5 million dollars for criminal violations of the Clean Air Act at two oil and chemical processing facilities in Texas.

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Ford Pavilion

On the eve of a deadline to give word to current Ford Park Entertainment Complex management company SMG as to Jefferson County’s intent to either keep the management team they’ve been with for 15 years or sign with a competitor, Jefferson County Commissioner Everett “Bo” Alfred reported that not only have both companies been informed of the county’s decision, but a tentative contract from new management provider Spectra was in the hands of Purchasing Director Deborah Clark as of Wednesday, Oct. 12.

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Manuel Delacruz

Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Oct. 5 that a grand jury has returned a no bill in the matter of the in-custody death of Manuel Delacruz, 26, of Port Arthur on Aug. 1.

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Enjoy a delicious breakfast while supporting local students at the Beaumont Public Schools Foundation’s 24th annual Fiesta Breakfast fundraiser on Oct. 25 at Casa Olé in the Target Shopping Center.

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This week, Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating five fugitives wanted for drug charges.

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting potentially dangerous dope dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes each week in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

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Officers with the Beaumont Police Department Narcotics and Special Assignments Unit (SAU) made nine arrests for prostitution throughout the city Oct. 6, reports Sgt. Cody Guedry. The operation targeted problem areas involving prostitution complaints.

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BEAUMONT, Texas — From the Art Museum of Southeast Texas: Frightful creatures and fearsome art activities await at “Eat a Bug!” Family Arts Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET). Children and their families are invited to celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead by decorating sugar skulls and enjoying a variety of exciting art activities. The Mexican Heritage Society will also perform traditional Mexican Folk Dancing at this Family Arts Day.

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Dan Gresham will be exhibiting his work at 'Food for Art's Sake.'

The Beaumont Art League (BAL) plans to host Food for Art’s Sake, fundraiser and exhibit featuring works by artist and local media personality Dan Gresham on Nov. 5 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This event will be the first fundraiser like this in the league’s 73-year old history.

Dan Gresham was a local newscaster for the local CBS affiliate for over 30 years before beginning his career as an artist. Gresham signed his first canvas in 2005 after his three children finished school and left home.

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The city of Vidor invites members of the public to stop by the Vidor Public Library to take a quick photo and “put the ‘I’ in Vidor.”

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