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The message from the family came suddenly, without warning. 

“Long-term area Congressman Jack Brooks died this evening, Dec. 4, 2012, at Beaumont Baptist Hospital after a sudden illness. Congressman Brooks, just shy of his 90th birthday, passed peacefully surrounded by his family. The family asks that our privacy be respected as we grieve our loss.”

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Aaron and Summer Conn of Vidor were killed in what Orange County Sheriff's deputies deemed a "double homicide" Friday, Nov. 23. The young couple left behind three children. Aaron Conn’s uncle Gary Rivette and aunt Sherry Dupuis are putting together a fundraiser to benefit Aaron and Summer’s three sons – Tyler, 13; Trenton, 10; and Tanner, 6.

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The first ever Blue Santa “Show and Shine” was held Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Vidor Walmart parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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smoke over the city

Southeast Texans might have noticed smoke in the area today and could be curious where it is coming from. According to Larry Jinks, former fire chief and a volunteer firefighter at Johnson Bayou (Louisiana) Fire Department, the smoke is coming from an out-of-control marsh fire in Cameron Parish.

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UPDATE: Auction raises at least $3,620 for Buckner this year.

The Golden Triangle Chapter of the Texas Chefs Association and the Lamar University Hospitality Program hosted the seventh annual Gingerbread Competition to benefit Buckner Children and Family Services on Nov. 29 at the Civic Center in Beaumont.

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One man is dead and his home severely damaged after a fire swept through the South Park residence Thursday night, Nov. 29. 

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Ronald Lee Young Sr.

Beaumont Police have arrested a man they say was responsible for a pair of purse snatchings just before the holidays. 

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Beaumont Police patch

Detectives are investigating a reported robbery of the Family Dollar Store locatedat 4010 Magnolia St. in Beaumont’s north end.  

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With his family, friends and a room full of attorneys and co-workers at his side, Gerald W.

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Miles from civilization — traveling on hand-cut trails, crossing rivers and ravines submerged in 6 feet of water or deeper, with radios blaring from $1,800 sound systems, driving $10,000 to $15,000 side-by-side ATVs — avid off-roaders like Daniel Smith, owner of Wicked Off-Road in Vidor, live for the challenges the motorsport brings their way.

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