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The Beaumont Fire Department was kept busy Wednesday, July 6, when thunderstorms rolled through the area.

The day started around 2:30 p.m. with an electrical fire in South Beaumont, but once the storms came through, firefighters were kept on their toes going from call to call due to lightning strikes in the city.

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The Stark Museum of Art, in Orange, Texas, invites families to Powerful Portraits Family Day on Saturday, July 16, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

 

Powerful Portraits Family Day will highlight portraits from the Stark collection. Children can search for clues during a scavenger hunt in the galleries and win a prize. Families will have the opportunity to try hands-on art activities and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

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Police are looking for a 5-8, 140-lb. black male with “high standing hair” after the man tried to rob a man who was standing on his porch in the 2300 block of Pecos talking on the phone. According to a report, the suspect approached the man around 10 pm Wednesday night, and lifted his shirt, which hid a pistol in the man’s waistband. The suspect demanded the victim’s wallet, who retrieved it from inside the home.

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Every year in Southeast Texas, thousands of teens are processed through the court system – be it as victims or offenders. Either way, the process is no place for a child to navigate the legal system for the first time.

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Every year in Southeast Texas, thousands of teens are processed through the court system – be it as victims or offenders. Either way, the process is no place for a child to navigate the legal system for the first time.

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Somehow, upscale restaurateurs believe that diners will soon willingly pay more for a beef dish if it comes with disclosure of the DNA of the actual cow being eaten, according to a May Associated Press report. “People want to know where their food is coming from,” said one excited chef, lauding the knowledge to be gleaned from a calf’s upbringing.

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The Jefferson County Narcotics Drug Interdiction officers have had a record breaking week, according to Sheriff's Office officials. Since Monday, officers have seized 87 pounds of cocaine and $139,900 in cash stemming from investigations.

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Although Mallie Bickham’s June 23 public outburst and subsequent resignation from his elected duties as a Vidor City Councilman was not made official since he neglected to put his verbal comments on paper, Vidor Council Ward 5 representative Angela Brading’s resignation will be valid as she submitted her

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Tens of thousands of dollars worth of desks, chairs, tables, filing cabinets, audio-visual rolling carts, gym lockers and other items have been removed from several campuses throughout the district over the past month and somehow ended up at local scrap yards, an investigation by The Examiner has revealed.In early June, the newspaper was alerted that several churches and individuals were observed backing up pickup trucks, cars and moving vans to Dunbar Elementary School off of Irving Street and taking away furniture and other items that were purchased with taxpayer money.

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After a Father’s Day that Craig and Linda Sexton will never forget for all the wrong reasons, the Sexton family is frustrated and wants to know what happened in the death of their 26-year-old daughter, Melodie Fay Sexton, who was found dead on June 19 in Lake Ivanhoe from an apparent drowning.

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