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Kristin Stanley, Niket Parikh, Fred Tally-Foos, Arin Madera, and Jose Talavera

For the next three months, three teams of bike riders from the University of Texas are taking their mission on the road, cycling from Austin to Alaska in hopes of raising awareness (and funds) for cancer research and treatment.

Along the way, 22 of the riders made a pit stop in Beaumont to get some much needed R&R, as well as food and water, at the home of Beaumont attorney and philanthropist Hubert Oxford III. Oxford’s daughter, Gabe, is also riding for the cause, taking an alternate route to the northern destination more than 4,000 miles away.

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More than 430 Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School students, 100 faculty members and 40 parents volunteered helping hands to more than 35 local charities and nonprofit organizations during Kelly Springs Into Action Day on Friday, April 15.

Kelly High School, established in 1895, is a diocesan, coeducational high school in Beaumont that, according to its mission statement, offers “cultural diversity, spiritual and personal development, and a strong college preparation in a loving and nurturing environment.”

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This holiday season, Beaumont residents are joining millions of people across the U.S. and around the world to fill empty shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for 9.8 million impoverished children.

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The United Christian Care Center at 293 Wilson Street in Vidor is giving away school supplies for qualifying children going to VISD schools in the upcoming year. Supplies for children from Pre-K through 6th grades will be distributed from 9 a.m. until Noon from Aug. 6 through Aug. 8.

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