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The Woman's Club of Beaumont is having a style show featuring clothes from JC Penney stores and a luncheon Thursday, March 7 at their Clubhouse located at 575 Magnolia St. in Beaumont. The cost to get in is $15, but club president Dorothy Bourque said that is an outstanding value for lunch and fashion combined. Bourque said she is looking forward to the event and hopes attendance is high.

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George Broussard, 23

One of Beaumont’s most-wanted criminals was found and arrested Tuesday, March 5, after months on the run.

After an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip, officers with the U.S. Marshals Service, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Beaumont and Port Arthur Police Departments apprehended George Broussard, 23, at Lexington on the Lake apartments on N. Major in Beaumont, according to a BPD press release.

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Police in Orange arrested a man at Flying J’s Monday morning for public intoxication after the man reportedly caused a disturbance at the Denny’s located at the truck stop. According to the report, once police were on the scene the man shouted at them, warning of a pending “doomsday.”

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Andrew Greg Pedraza

Andrew Greg Pedraza, a 43-year-old Beaumont man who pleaded guilty to continued molestation of a family member younger than 10 years old, was back in court Monday, March 4.

This time, the young girl’s father appeared in Criminal District Court before Judge John Stevens to hear the sentencing and to make a statement to the court.

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Police in Orange are still searching for a suspect in a burglary Saturday, even though the perpetrator was caught on tape by the victim's neighbor.

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Police in Orange are still searching for a suspect in a burglary Saturday, even though the perpetrator was caught on tape by the victim's neighbor.

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Joann Boutte, 70, speaks with her attorney at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

A 70-year-old Beaumont woman was sentenced Monday, March 4, for shooting another woman in an argument over a bag of shrimp. 

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Joseph Perry, 26

A homeowner and his wife woke up to a surprise visitor Saturday night, March 2, when they found a transient inside their Nome home.

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The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas will host "Shred It & Forget It" on Saturday, April 20, at Central Mall as part of an effort to reduce identity theft. 

Shred-It will provide mobile shredding trucks for the one-day event. The BBB invites consumers to bring documents to be shredded for free, such as credit card statements, old checks, I.R.S. tax returns, and anything that lists personal information. Bring up to five (5) boxes per vehicle. (Box size is limited to a standard banker's box, approximately 10 x 12 x 15 inches.)  

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Standing Ovation

Lamar University president Dr. James M. “Jimmy” Simmons has become the first president emeritus in Lamar history.

Chancellor Brian McCall made the announcement Saturday night, March 2, during halftime of the Cardinals’ basketball game at “A Standing Ovation for Jimmy and Susan Simmons” in the Montagne Center.

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