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The Vidor Lions Club is having an evening service this year at the Vidor Lions Club Veterans Park “Fields of Freedom.”

There will be snacks and refreshments starting at 7 p.m.  At 8 p.m., Boy Scouts of American Troop 220 will dedicate the new eternal flame, followed by a candlelight vigil, and the playing of taps.

Weather permitting, a lovely release of sky lanterns will conclude the service.

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The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System May 26 approved campus-specific policies regarding the possession of concealed handguns at the system’s eight member institutions, including Lamar University in Beaumont. The policies, which take effect Aug. 1, were approved during the board’s quarterly meeting at Texas State University’s Round Rock campus.

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Firefighters in Beaumont battled two blazes in two days at two separate residences, one vacant and one occupied, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reports.

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Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw issued a statement May 27 in honor of Memorial Day and the troops who have served and died for the protection of the United States of America.

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Cheniere Energy recently hosted a reception at Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) to recognize candidates accepted into the Craft Development Program established by the company last year.

The Craft Development Program is a workforce development program tailored to produce highly skilled welders needed to support ongoing construction along the Gulf Coast. Utilizing partnerships with LIT and local school districts, the program consists of advanced welding training at the college and customized, advanced welder training at a Cheniere-sponsored training facility.

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Victoria Broussard

Rodney Broussard is building ADA accessible efficiency quarters onto his rural Jefferson County home to allow his daughter to come back to Southeast Texas from the neuro-rehabilitative center in Conroe.

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Deputies arrested a Vidor man May 25 after finding methamphetamine subsequent to a shooting that occurred at his residence on May 22, Detective Janois Strause of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Including an arrest made in January related to a separate drug bust, this is the second narcotics arrest involving methamphetamine at the same residence this year.

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Zena Stephens and Eddie Shannon

Of the 9,631 votes cast in the runoff election for Jefferson County Sheriff Democratic nominee, contender Zena Stephens was able to secure nearly 53 percent of the vote over competitor Joe “QB” Stevenson. Stephens will now face Republican candidate Ray Beck in the General Election in November.

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Christopher Drucker

Police in Orange appear to be making progress against counterfeit currency manufacturers and distributors, as evidenced by the May 25 arrest of a suspect they believe is making and passing the bogus bills around the area.

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