Girl Scout Troop 4298 encourages the community to "Get Moving" and join the group's new Hike & Bike Club where everyone is invited to join in the fun Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Gulf Terrace Hike and Bike Trail located at 9310 Phelan Blvd. in Beaumont. Anyone who wishes to participate in the event should bring their bicycle, razor scooter or skates and a helmet. Attendees may also want to bring water, a hat, mosquito spray, sunglasses, closed-toed shoes and sunscreen.

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During a ceremony at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport Jefferson County Sheriff's Office aviation hangar Friday, April 19, JCSO honored three individuals for assisting law enforcement in apprehending two shooting suspects in a manhunt April 4.

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On Wednesday, April 17, Dr. Timothy Chargois, superintendent of Beaumont ISD, called a press conference at his office to ask the local media to help the district promote “civility and humility” among factions of the community.

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In looking over recently introduced measures in the current session of the State Legislature, I discovered H.B. 1819. The bill was offered by Bryan’s state representative, Kyle Kacal. The bill provides a cause of action if a homeowner harms or kills a goat. Although that seems appropriate for the representative from the area of Texas A&M, I am given to wonder why the Legislature appears to have more concern for animals than it does many of the people of Texas.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths of 15 cattle found shot on a private-property area of Mansfield Ferry Road in Vidor. Sheriff Keith Merritt said his office was alerted to the incident Monday, April 15, at approximately 8:50 a.m. by a concerned citizen traveling by the scene of the crime. According to a press release from Sgt. Chad Hogan, the cattle were all female and included several calves.

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