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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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Artist’s rendering of a hypersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator technology

NASA is giving university and college students an opportunity to be part of the agency’s journey to Mars with the Breakthrough, Innovative, and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge.

The program seeks innovative ideas for generating lift using inflatable spacecraft heat shields or hypersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator (HIAD) technology.

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On September 26, 2015, at 10:28 p.m., Vidor Police Department officers were dispatched to the 200 block of S. Main Street in reference to a hit and run incident involving a bicyclist. The victim, who has yet to be named, was transported to Baptist hospital with non life threatening injuries.

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Shane Johns, Robert Sepulvado, Kristi Charrier, Nikki Jones and Johnny Trahan

Local foster children had some summer fun recently thanks to a donation from the Kiwanis Club of Orange. The group donated $550 to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for a summer celebration that included waterslides, a bounce house, and food. Kiwanians were also on hand to help cook hot dogs and links and serve refreshments.

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The driver of a truck pulling a boat lost control of his haul resulting in a two-vehicle accident in Jasper County at about 7 p.m. on Sept. 27, reports Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Stephanie Davis.

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The grim procession of cases involving battered babies continued at the Jefferson County Courthouse this week.

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On Sunday, September 27, 2015, in the wee hours of the morning, Beaumont firefighters were dispatched to two separate fires that may have been related.

At 3:41 a.m., the Beaumont Fire Department received a report of a building on fire at 410 Winfield. While at this location, fire dispatchers received a 911 call reporting another fire at 1208 Gilbert. Other units were dispatched to this location and were able to bring the flames under control within a few minutes. 

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Dr. Qamar and Kelli Arfeen, Mandie and Dr. Garrett Peel
Walter Suhr and Mango Punch! will be performing at the sixth annual Dinner for L

Come sail away to ports unknown during an evening of festive dining, dancing and entertainment as the Harbor Foundation presents its sixth annual Dinner for Life Gala scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9, from 7-11 p.m. at the Event Centre in Beaumont.

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Chelsea Tipton II at Shangri La

The Lutcher Theater, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, and the Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) have joined together for an artistic collaboration of epic proportions. On Sunday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m.

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