Christmas

The big week is almost here, and for me, it is a big week indeed. My birthday is Dec. 23, and then we have the blessed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For those of us celebrating a different kind of Christmas this year for whatever reason, please let me assure you with confidence that God knows all about each of our Christmases and what we will have and what we will not have.

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Rose Bottley brings toilet paper to the party.

At its annual Toilet Paper Tea on Thursday, Dec. 8, Southeast Texas Hospice encouraged attendees to bring an item to stock the office’s shelves for the new year and provide more end of life services in the Golden Triangle area.

Its first Christmas open house was held after moving into a new 4,500-square-foot office.

“My initial reaction was I’m not going to be able to pay the rent, much less provide toilet paper and lightbulbs,” said Mary McKenna, executive director. She invited people to bring these items to keep the organization afloat.

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Beaumont Police Department Chief Jimmy Singletary said he is grateful for the generous volunteers who decorated the downtown station’s tree this year, and to people who continue to donate gifts for local families in need this holiday season.

Debbie Rogers and Amy Hymel volunteered their time and services to make the lobby at the police station more festive in celebration of Christmas.

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A group of apparently youthful vandals has been destroying inflatable Christmas decorations after dark in Mid-County, reports Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Deputy Marcus McLellan.

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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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The Foundation for the Betterment of Seniors is partnering with Meals on Wheels providers, local retailers and other agencies to make this Christmas special for 3,000 local seniors through the 2016 “Be a Santa to a Senior” Campaign.

Home Instead Senior Care kicked off the “Be a Santa to a Senior” program in 2003. Since then, with the help of 60,000 volunteers, more than 1.2 million gifts have been distributed through the program to 700,000 seniors across the United States.

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Santa and his crew made a sleigh stop at Girls’ Haven on Dec. 23 for a special Christmas delivery to the 20 young ladies living there.

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Burglars in Orange reportedly stole Christmas presents from two families during separate weekend incidents.

According to a police report from the Orange Police Department, officers responded to a residence in the 3400 block of Bowling lane at about 9:50 p.m. on Dec. 18 in reference to a break-in at the home. The female resident told police that when she returned home from being gone, she entered her home to discover several rooms of the house had been rifled through and various items were scattered about the domicile.

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The Lumberton Senior Citizen Center will select the winner for their 2015 Quilt Giveaway December 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Paul M. "Pete" Trest Community Center, located at 140 E.

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It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas at Calder Woods in Beaumont. The senior living community invites its friends and neighbors to get into the holiday spirit by participating in its free annual Christmas tradition Tour of Lights to be held Tuesday, Dec. 15. The public is welcome to come and go from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 7080 Calder Ave. Between those times, the senior living community will offer holiday-themed displays and.” 

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