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A Port Arthur pizza driver was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night, April 16, as he was attempting to make a delivery, reports the Port Arthur Police Department.

According to a news release from PAPD, officers responded to the 5300 block of Grant Avenue in reference to an aggravated robbery at 10:29 p.m. The victim reportedly told investigators that two black males approached him, one of them brandishing a handgun, and demanded money before fleeing on foot.

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The Beaumont Cops & Kids Carnival scheduled for April 18 has been postponed due to inclement weather, announced BPD on April 16. According to a news release from BPD, organizers will inform the public of the new date and location once they work out the details.

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The Neches River Festival parade scheduled for Saturday, April 18, has been canceled due to inclement weather, according to organizers. All other activities related to the festival remain on track and on schedule, so check out the website at nechesriverfestival.com for more details and for event times and locations.

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Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced April 16 that Armaud Sears of Beaumont was found guilty of the first-degree felony offense of Aggravated Robbery in Judge Larry Gist’s court. A jury took a little over twenty minutes to deliberate before returning a guilty verdict following a two-day trial.

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The City of Beaumont and the Sea Rim Striders invite runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels to the 2015 Calder Twilight 5K. This fun evening race takes participants down Calder Avenue and through Old Town, with start and finish at Rao’s Bakery. There will be a special refreshment stop along the course sponsored by the Oaks Historic District, and an after party at Luke’s Icehouse.

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Elaine Shellenberger, Pat Anderson and Cynthia Wolf
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The wooden wall sculpture that adorns the halls of the Nutrition and Services for Seniors location on Concord in Beaumont is a perfect visual representation of the nonprofit’s mission.

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Airman Matthew Jackson is an aviation boatswain’s mate on the Reagan.

A 2012 Central Medical Magnet High School graduate and Beaumont native is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

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Eight AEDs were donated by Courtney’s Crusade to the Beaumont Police Department.

Courtney’s Crusade, a non-profit organization, donated eight automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to the Beaumont Police Department on Wednesday, April 1, in the Beaumont Police Department lobby.

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Butterfly Release

If the unforgettable experience of watching hundreds of beautiful butterflies take flight simultaneously isn’t enough to convince you to attend Harbor Foundation’s sixth annual butterfly release, perhaps free food, music, and fun and educational activities will grab your attention.

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This year’s Neches River Festival King is Mitch Smith.

Saturday, April 18, at 10 a.m., the Neches River Festival Parade will start at South MLK Parkway and Bonham Street. The parade will continue north down MLK, turn east on Calder Avenue toward downtown Beaumont and then turn south on Park Street.

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