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BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals is once again sponsoring the Live United 5K race to benefit the United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County. The Live United 5K is Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, and begins at Port Neches Park at the corner of Merriman and Grigsby.

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On Thursday, Oct. 16, at 4:30 p.m., a disturbance was reported in the parking lot of the Pinehurst City Hall located at 2497 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. According to a press release, officers L. Roff and K. Norton responded from the police department next door with the assistance of Chief Fred R.

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A three-vehicle crash Thursday, Oct. 16, in Vidor on Interstate 10 East between Highway 12 and Highway 1132 caused a diesel spill and sent an Orange woman to the hospital.

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The  Beaumont Fire Department Dive Team recovers a body from the LNVA canal.

Investigators are awaiting preliminary autopsy results to determine the cause and manner of death after a body was found floating in the LNVA Canal.

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Texas District 22 State Rep. Joe Deshotel with Dr.

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Gage Barker and Dr. Harold Steward, 32nd-degree Masons of Beaumont Masonic Lodge No. 286, and their fraternity brothers accepted a mission three years ago – a mission to feed the hungry in Southeast Texas. Twice each year ever since, they have taken it upon themselves to provide barbecue chicken dinners complete with “all the fixings” to the local soup kitchen at Some Other Place (SOP) in Beaumont.

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The Lumberton Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 24th annual Village Creek Festival from Oct. 23-26 at the Lumberton City Park at 1300 FM 421.

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Boomtown BBQ Company's G7 sandwhich

It’s all about location, location, location. Since 2011, the Swanson’s have been jumping around Beaumont to find the perfect place to expand their brand, and it seems they have found their sweet spot. Since moving off of Calder, patrons have been able to grab a quick lunch easier, and business has never been better.

 

Booming with flavor

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glove removal demonstration

The recent death of Thomas Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, and the announcement that two health care workers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas who cared for the Liberian citizen tested positive for the virus have left many questioning whether local hospitals are prepared to handle an Ebola patient here in Southeast Texas.

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Sondra Reed

A former Vidor ISD teacher accused of an improper relationship with a student pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to probation in Orange County, a sentence many Vidor residents and some VISD leaders feel is much too lenient.

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