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TxDOT reports the intersection of intersection of FM366 and SH347 in Port Neches has reopened. TxDOT urges drivers to please continue to use caution and not to drive into standing water.

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Sarah Dupre of TxDOT identified flooded areas in a press release at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014.

According to the information in the release, the Beaumont Police Department reports flooding along Eastex Freeway frontage roads and underpasses. Many sections of MLK are also under water.

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The Beaumont Police Department reports major flooding throughout the city this morning, July 18.

Warning from BPD:

Due to heavy rains, motorists will encounter numerous obstacles and hazards while driving today in the city of Beaumont.

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Flooding is creating traffic issues this morning, July 18.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning and has extended it until 12:15 p.m.

Sarah Dupre of TxDOT reports that in Port Neches, the road is closed at the intersection of SH366 and SH347 due to standing water at 8:47 a.m.

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Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced in a July 17 press release by the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office that Port Arthur resident James Arceneaux, 53, has been found guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child by a Jefferson County jury. 

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Be sure to pick up your Special Report of The Examiner's in-depth look at Dr. Chargois' controversial tenure at BISD featuring in-depth chronological timeline of events that lead to the superintendent's downfall.

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The response to the emergency notification drill has been so well received that we are having difficulty answering all the 311 incoming calls.  Please be prepared for extended hold times. We have alternate number to register your cell phone, 1-877-802-2200 EXT 7513. You can also log on to http://www.cityofbeaumont.com/eoc.htm and click on Emergency Notification System Sign Up, to register on line instead of by phone.

—City of Beaumont Press Release

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Cody Guedry and Kasey Nonette of BPD

Beaumont Police Chief James Singletary and Beaumont Police Department SWAT officers Cody Guedry and Kasey Nonette spoke to local youths Wednesday, July 9, about setting goals for their future and how to achieve them at McCabe Roberts Avenue United Methodist Church in Beaumont.

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Baptist Beaumont Hospital performed its first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgery with the Edwards SAPIEN XT transcatheter heart valve July 15 in the hospital’s new, state-of-the-art Hybrid Catherization Laboratory.

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Sarah Sanders

As the TEA-appointed Board of Managers looks to repair a fractured BISD school district, budget cuts and Reduction in Force (RIF) continue to affect the lives of teachers, students and members of the community. In response, a growing number of local businesses and individuals are volunteering their time and effort to handle what they believe will be an overwhelming need for classroom supplies caused by budgetary cuts.

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