The News

The Lamar University Beta Xi Chapter of Phi Beta Delta, an international honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education and enhancing knowledge about various cultures around the world, held its first colloquy — a formal discussion or conversation — Tuesday, Oct. 21. The meeting covered the crisis in Ukraine, where fighting continues between pro-Russian rebels and the armed forces of the Ukraine.

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Beaumont firefighters battled a structure fire in the 1600 block of Ives Street on Nov. 5.

According to a news release from Beaumont Fire Rescue, units were dispatched to the blaze at about 1 a.m. When firefighters arrived at the residence on Ives, they found the dwelling heavily involved with fire. The fire was quickly extinguished but caused major fire damage to the home.

No one was home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. The occupants returned home while firefighters were on the scene, and Red Cross was called to the assist them.

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Port Arthur police officers and an Air Rescue helicopter responded to a major traffic accident with a party trapped inside a vehicle, necessitating the closure of a section of State Highway 82, also known as Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, on Pleasure Island about 2 miles east of the Causeway Bridge on Nov. 4.

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At approximately 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, there was a two vehicle crash on US-96 that involved a Kirbyville CISD school bus and a truck tractor semi-trailer.  This crash occurred approximately four miles North of Kirbyville.  At the time of the crash, there were 53 students on the school bus.

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Kenneth Lee Roberts

Orange police officers arrested two people after a traffic stop led to the discovery of methamphetamine and marijuana inside a vehicle on Nov. 4.

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