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Cars stretch for blocks around the Southeast Texas Food Bank

Lines of cars blocked both directions of MLK Parkway for about a mile around the Southeast Texas Food Bank right after Hurricane Harvey hit, executive director Dan Maher said.

While Beaumont was like an island surrounded by floodwaters, those in need were able to come directly to the food bank for food and water instead of going to one of the many churches and community centers on the Jefferson County food pantry distribution list.

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A Roaring La Soiree will give a taste of the 20's for a good cause

Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation’s annual gala, La Soirée, will be held Jan. 27, 2018 at the Beaumont Civic Center.

Guests who appreciate the nostalgia of days past will especially enjoy this year’s theme — A Roaring La Soirée — based on the Roaring ’20s, a decade that featured vintage cars, feathers, pearls and spotlights.

Music from the ’20s and fantastic food from Bando’s will keep the party going.

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Officers Haley Morrow and Todd Jackson

“Our hero!”

Shouts from volunteers at Some Other Place, who were handing out gifts to local family’s during the charity’s Christmas Giving Program Dec. 22, rang out as Officer Todd Jackson of the Beaumont Police Department walked through the door of the nonprofit’s storage warehouse after he found and returned 13 bicycles that had been stolen from the facility overnight.

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Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers and support staff in the Beaumont District Office donated several items to Shepherd’s Inn and the Calvary House, a Port Arthur based non-profit organization providing family members a place to stay while visiti

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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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