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The Arc of Greater Beaumont held its annual Thanksgiving Feast for Arc members Thursday, Nov. 15, at St. Giles Living Centers in Beaumont. Arc members gathered to see old friends and to enjoy delicious holiday fare. Attendees were asked to write down something for which they are thankful on paper turkeys at each place setting on the tables. Caitlin Kruger, office manager for Arc, said they like to have events each month for Arc members 16 and older. “We do something different every month,” Kruger said. “Thanksgiving is in November, so we wanted to have a feast.

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Christmas morning is filled with happy times from many a childhood memory. But with a troubled economy and families all across America barely scraping by to afford necessities, this Christmas might not produce the same warm fuzzy feelings for children hoping to find something from “Santa” under the tree come Dec. 25.
Fortunately for kids in Southeast Texas, first responders and volunteer agencies from all over the region are putting in work now so that no child will have to go a Christmas without a visit from the man who is rumored to know when the youths have been “naughty or nice.”

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Beaumont Independent School District trustees met with their attorneys behind closed doors six months ago to discuss how the group could be collectively unaware of a stipulation in new superintendent Dr. Timothy Chargois’ contract allowing a mandatory base salary percentage increase for the $215,000-a-year administrator. The increase, according to the contract signed May 1 by Chargois and BISD officials, is required to be greater than or equal to the same percentage raise given to teachers in the district.

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Judge Bob Wortham has some reading to do over the Thanksgiving weekend.

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Jarred Michael Robinson

According to a press release from Sgt. Rob Flores of the Beaumont Police Department, officers arrested a 20-year-old Beaumont resident after he used a knife to cut a man during an argument over a cell phone.

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Sanaz Alasti, assistant professor of criminal justice at Lamar University and an Iran native, has been invited to present her research at the fifth seminar organized by the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences, in co-operation with the NATO School. This year’s seminar will focus on “Shari’a Law and Military Operations” in the Middle East.

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Lamar University has been recognized by Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools:  2013 Edition” for its exceptional MBA program in the College of Business. Of the 296 business schools, 280 were from the U.S. and 16 were international.

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UPDATE: The Associated Press is reporting that late Saturday, Nov. 17, divers found the body of one of two men missing from an oil platform that caught fire Friday morning, Nov. 16.

The Coast Guard suspended the search for two missing platform crew members Saturday, Nov. 17, at approximately 5:25 p.m.

Coast Guard crews searched a 1,400 square-mile area of the Gulf of Mexico for more than 32 hours in an effort to locate the two missing crew members following a platform explosion approximately 20 miles southeast of Grand Isle, La.

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UPDATE: Police arrested a suspect in this robbery Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. For that story, click the link below:

http://theexaminer.com/stories/news/detectives-arrest-suspect-two-armed-robberies

ORIGINAL STORY:

An armed robber fired one shot into the ground during a robbery in the parking lot of the Target Shopping Center on Thursday, Nov. 15

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Police riders from across the nation gathered at Ford Park Pavilion for some friendly competition for a good cause Saturday, Nov 17, in the Southeast Texas “Heroes for Hospice” Motorcop Rodeo.

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