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Memorial Hermann president and CEO Dan Wolterman with Carol Paret, system senior

For nearly two decades, Carol Paret, Silsbee native and senior vice president and chief community health officer for Memorial Hermann Healthcare System and CEO of Memorial Hermann Community Benefit Corporation (MHCBC), has spent her days behind the scenes, with little fanfare, toiling to provide access to health care to people who desperately need it.

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This Saturday, October 3, 2015, the City of Beaumont will host a Fire Prevention and Family Safety Festival downtown at the Fire Museum of Texas, at 400 Walnut.

Local residents are encouraged to bring their families to the festival at the “big fire hydrant,” where adults and children alike can receive valuable information on how to protect oneself and one’s family. There will be free food and “lots of free stuff.”

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These dark, narrow, 100 meter-long streaks called recurring slope lineae.

New findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.

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Effective October 1, 2015 the Jefferson County Jail will no longer be collecting municipal bonds or fines for the City of Beaumont.

Beaumont municipal bonds and fines will be collected at the Municipal Court at 700 Orleans Street.

Persons posting bond or paying fines to have someone released from jail will need to go to the door on the Forsythe side and push the 911 button for assistance, and must know the defendant’s name and date of birth. The exact amount must be paid in cash only, as no change will be given.

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On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at 11:39 a.m., Beaumont police officers were dispatched to the Timbers Edge apartment complex in the 1000 block of Pinchback Road in Beaumont’s west end.  According to a press release, officers learned a Silsbee man, later identified as 30 year old Eric Gipson, was armed with a knife and holding an unidentified female hostage inside an apartment.

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Tyaus Roy Wells

The Jefferson County Fugitive Warrant Division is requesting the community’s assistance in locating a dangerous fugitive. Tyaus Roy Wells, 18, is wanted in a series of robberies in the Avenues Area of Beaumont. The crimes have become more aggressive, according to the sheriff’s office. The latest crime, which occurred in the 2100 Block of Victoria, involved a firearm and beating requiring hospitalization of the victim with a broken jaw, broken eye socket and numerous lacerations.

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tiger shark tagging

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is teaming up with leading shark-tracking nonprofit OCEARCH to build the most extensive shark-tagging program in the Gulf of Mexico region.

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Katelyn Elizabeth Pass

Sheriff's deputies are requesting the public's assistance in locating a juvenile runaway, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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Effective Tuesday, September 29, 2015: According to a press release from the City of Beaumont, several intersections will be closed to all traffic until Friday, October 9, 2015.  All traffic will be detoured to University Drive for the following streets:

  Street closed: Chambers Drive from Iowa Street to E. Florida Street

  Street closed: Iowa Street from University Drive to Chambers Street

  Street closed: Vermont Street from University Drive to Chambers Street

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The Elmo Willard Library, located at 3590 East Lucas Drive in Beaumont, will be hosting a weekly coloring session for adults, entitled “Coloring Therapy for Adults.” The program will take place each Monday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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