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Press release from the Beaumont Police Department:

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1. Know the Signs

Symptoms occur within 2-21 days after one is exposed to the virus and, as has been widely reported, a person is not contagious until symptoms arise. Early symptoms of Ebola are: fever, headache, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, muscle pain and unexplained bleeding or bruising.

2. There is No Outbreak in the U.S.

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 Be a Santa to a Senior logo

This season, many area seniors who are alone or impoverished will receive some holiday cheer thanks to the Be a Santa to a Senior program. Sponsored by the local Home Instead Senior Care office, the program brings together area nonprofits, retailers, numerous volunteers and members of the community to provide gifts and companionship for lonely and isolated seniors.

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A new Your Texas Benefits app allows people to use their cell phones to send paycheck stubs and other documents to the state when applying for SNAP food benefits, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program or TANF cash assistance.

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Mayor Annise D. Parker, John L. Nau III, Ric Campo (Photo by Nick de la Torre)

HOUSTON –– The Nau Center for Texas Cultural Heritage officially broke ground Wednesday, Nov. 12, during a ceremony including The Honorable Annise D. Parker, Mayor, City of Houston; Richard J. Campo, chairman of the Houston First Corporation Board of Directors; and John L.

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Marquaize McChriston (left), Jacoby Joiner and Chad Slaughter

Two 19-year-old men have been charged with capital murder in connection with the Nov. 3 shooting of 26-year-old Chad Slaughter of Beaumont, according to a news release from the Beaumont Police Department on Nov. 19.

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Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced Nov. 18 that the May term grand jury decided to take no action against a Port Arthur police officer who had been charged in a misdemeanor assault case.

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Orange residents, and everyone, should be keeping a close eye on their children after a report of an attempted kidnapping near Circle P in Orange on Nov. 16.

According to an incident report from the Orange Police Department, two black males in a faded maroon car with black wheels, the driver wearing a black shirt and the passenger wearing a blue and white bandana, reportedly approached a juvenile on the street. The men reportedly fled when the juvenile's mother drew near. 

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The Texas Education Agency names four Beaumont Independent School District campuses were reporting students present at school to receive funding not due to the district. Of those cited with infractions were all Central High School, Ozen High School, South Park Middle School and Jones-Clark Elementary School.

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Authorities are searching for two persons of interest related to the apparent homicide of 85-year-old Herbert Deaton whose body was discovered Nov. 13 off County Road 73 in Jasper, reports Lt. Cal Morgan of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office. 

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