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Effective Feb. 13, at 7 a.m., Plum Avenue between Cable Avenue and Magnolia Avenue will be closed to traffic, City of Beaumont administrative assistant Rosanna Mojica said in a release.

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On Feb. 9, at about 2:50 p.m., Beaumont Police received several calls about the driver of a white vehicle, traveling westbound in the 6500 block of College, pointing a rifle at other motorists. One of the victims was able to provide a license plate of the suspect vehicle, BPD Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

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The Theodore Johns Branch Library will be hosting an event called "Crisis in Black Education: Learning through Spirituals, Music, and Poetry" for Black History Month, City of Beaumont administrative assistant Rosanna Mojica announced Feb. 10.

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The Quicksand Creek Bridge on FM 2626 in Newton County opened Feb. 10 after being replaced due to damage from flooding in March 2016, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

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Senior Mardi Gras 2017 will be held Thursday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center, 701 Main Street, City of Beaumont spokesperson Angela Wright said in a release.

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Governor Greg Abbott released the following statement Feb. 7 after the Texas Senate voted to preliminarily approve a bill to ban sanctuary cities (SB 4) in the State of Texas, one of Governor Abbott’s emergency legislative priorities:

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Nikki Jones

Up to $40,000 is missing from CASA of the Sabine Neches Region in Orange and, while no one has yet been charged, Executive Director Nikki Jones was fired following the revelation that a CASA credit card was used for cash advances at casinos and to pay for a lavish cruise, luxury hotel stays and other extravagances.

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The week ends with no new contenders posted on Thursday or Friday for the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees election. However, The Examiner had learned that local philanthropist and businesswoman Mandie Peel is considering a bid for the At-Large post on the BISD dais.

Peel, along with husband Dr. Garrett Peel, is a parent to five – with students in public, private and home schools.

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Saturday, Feb. 4, the Houston Zoo welcomed the birth of a male Baird’s tapir. This is the first Baird’s tapir born at the Houston Zoo, and first baby for mother Moli and father Noah.

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