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A couple in Nederland was attacked and bound during a home invasion Sept. 3, Nederland police report, and the suspects are still on the lam.

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Rudy Williams speaks at the announcement of the naming of the building.

Officials, family and friends gathered Tuesday, Aug. 26, to formally dedicate the Rudy Williams Building at the John Gray Center complex to honor Williams for his contributions to higher education at Lamar University.

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Aerial photo of fringe marshes along Powderhorn Lake

A multi-partner coalition including the Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Foundation announced on Aug. 21 the purchase of the 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch along the Texas coast in Calhoun County. The acquisition will conserve a spectacular piece of property that is one of the largest remaining tracts of unspoiled coastal prairie in the state.

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A multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near Highway 62 in Orange County left an Elmendorf man dead, his passenger severely burned, and sent an elderly couple to the hospital.

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Jefferson County Seal

Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney John M. Bales and Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced in a Sept 2.

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Beaumont Fire and Rescue

At 10:32 p.m., Beaumont Fire Suppression units responded to a report of a house on fire at 11155 Pine Haven, upon arrival units discovered heavy fire in the rear of the single family two story dwelling. According to a Sept. 2 press release, units were unable to make an interior fire attack because of heavy fire conditions. It took over an hour to bring the fire under control. Neighbors report one person was living in the dwelling; however firefighters conducted multiple searches throughout the dwelling and were unable to locate the occupant. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Chopane

An argument between people in a North End housing complex resulted in a shooting that left a 37-year-old Beaumont man dead.

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The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Southeast Texas residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s at West Brook High School on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with a ceremony including special tributes to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s at 8:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 9 a.m.

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Beau Hicks, Texas Tech vs. TCU, November 7,1987

By Chad Cooper

By Kevin King

 

Not only are football referees in Southeast Texas saddened by Beau Hicks’ death, but football officials from all over the state are mourning the news. H.T. “Beau” Hicks Jr. passed away on Sunday, Aug. 24, at the age of 83.

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An initiative sparked by students’ desire to give back to the teachers of the Beaumont Independent School District garnered the support of the community and an outpouring of financial backing for their efforts, raising roughly $25,000 to fund back to school supplies for the educators, according to one of the cause’s organizers, West Brook High School grad Sarah Sanders.

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