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Kayla Harris in 2012

More than 150 business and civic leaders from throughout the Beaumont area will be “arrested” and put “behind bars” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Lock-Up fundraiser hosted by The Grill by Arfeen, Smith and Payne on Thursday, June 6.

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Near the intersection of Prince and Quinn streets in Beaumont’s North End

Police have found the body of Sammie Lee Hightower III, a 32-year-old Beaumont man who was reported missing by police, near the intersection of Prince and Quinn streets in Beaumont’s North End.

According to a Beaumont Police Department press release, police found Hightower at 11:26 a.m. Thursday, May 30, some 100 feet from his residence and are investigating the death as a homicide.

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The Texas Transportation Commission approved approximately $400,000 for improvements to the Orange County Airport at a May meeting.

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Early Wednesday morning, police in Orange arrested a man who was pleading with them to be taken to jail.

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A thief in Orange who targeted a church got away with two Dell Vostro 360 computers, Orange Police reported.

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According to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, investigators have a suspect in the livestock shootings that occurred in a private property area of Mansfield Ferry Road in Vidor. Fifteen cows and calves were found fatally shot on Monday, April 15, at approximately 8:50 a.m. A concerned citizen traveling past the field where the cattle lay dead and dying called authorities, Sheriff Keith Merritt said on the morning of the discovery.

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Beaumont City Attorney Tyrone Cooper, Judge Lupe Flores and former mayor of Beau

The Beaumont Public School Foundation Inc. (BPSF) recently celebrated its 20th year of serving the staff and students of the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD). In honor of the anniversary, BPSF honored charter members at the BPSF Annual Meeting on Friday, May 24, hosted by Sallie Curtis Elementary at 6225 N.

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Number of Confirmed West Nile Cases by County in 2012

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) confirmed the state’s first 2013 case of West Nile in an adult male from Anderson County, whose county seat is Palestine. The patient is recovering from West Nile neuroinvasive disease (WNND), the more serious of the two possible contractions — the other being West Nile Fever (WNF).

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Investigator Marcus McLellan, Sheriff Mitch Woods and Constable Bryan Werner

Two children are without their mother after police say their father shot her multiple times in the 15600 block of Heckaman Loop in Hamshire.

According to a press release, at approximately 10:44 a.m., a man advised police his next-door neighbor had just come to the front door and admitted to shooting his girlfriend.

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Kountze ISD may be looking at more legal wrangling over Bible verses on banners at school-sponsored sports games after the district appealed a ruling by a Hardin County judge allowing the banners.

The controversy started in September 2012 when a group of Kountze High School cheerleaders created run-through banners featuring Bible verses for Friday night football games, prompting the nonprofit Freedom From Religion Foundation to threaten legal action.

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