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Port Arthur Police responded to an aggravated robbery at Central Mall this morning when they received a call from the victim who reportedly was giving a ride to an acquaintance who then stole the driver's money.

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Orange County Sheriff's deputies got more than they bargained for when they stopped for a meal at a restaurant in the 12000 block of F.M. 1442 in Orange.

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Walk & Play for Life

Hope Women’s Resource Clinic is holding its annual Walk & Play for Life event Saturday, April 13 at 9 a.m.  The walk will take place at Adventure Kingdom at 2952 Highway 69 S in Lumberton.

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The Arc of Greater Beaumont

The Arc of Greater Beaumont will host their Stars of the Arc Celebrity Style Show and Annual Dinner on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn & Suites Beaumont Plaza. The evening highlight will be the presentation of six prestigious awards and the style show, where individuals with intellectual disabilities will get a chance to model some of  spring fashions from Macy's Department Store.

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Two men are in custody after police say they were prowling a West End home in order to burglarize it.

Police responded to the 800 block of Shakespeare on Wednesday, April 3, about 11:52 a.m. to find a woman who told them two unknown men rang her doorbell and began prowling her garage.

“When we got there, we didn’t find (them) at the time,” said BPD spokesman Rob Flores “But officers continued to search the area and they found two males in the same vicinity.”

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Corvette

Gulf Credit Union has announced it will host the Cars For The Cure Car Show and Contest in cooperation with the Tri-City Corvette Club.

The event will be Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot adjacent to Gulf Credit Union’s office in Groves between Highway 73 and 39th Street. There is no charge for admission.

Attendees can enjoy a barbeque lunch provided by Eaton Meats for $5.

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Veterans parade

 

Active duty and military veterans will be able to register early for Lamar University classes beginning with the May Mini, Summer and Fall 2013 terms.

“We wanted to honor our service members for their service and dedication to our country and make them feel welcome,” said Norma Cumbaa, coordinator of veterans affairs.

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Two businesses were burglarized in Orange over the last two days. According to reports from the Orange Police Department, Another Level of Fashion at 1006 6th St. and Tractor Supply Co. at 2020 Interstate 10 West in Orange were broken into and had items taken.

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Evans (photo by Sharon Brooks)

The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System has unanimously approved the appointment of Kenneth R. Evans, Ph.D., as president of Lamar University. Regents voted on Dr. Evans’ appointment during a special called meeting of the board today.

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Port Arthur police badge

One man is dead and at least three others were injured during a pair of Saturday night shootings in Port Arthur on March 30.

At about 3 a.m. Sunday morning, March 31, Port Arthur police said they responded to a gunfight between two groups of men at 901 Houston Ave. near the Old School Lounge. 

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