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An Orange County Jail frequent flier has been arrested again, according to incident reports from the Orange Police Department. Melody Travonne Johnson, 27 of Orange, a repeat offender who has been arrested on several occasions over the last two years for numerous crimes including public intoxication, causing a disturbance and more, was again arrested on Nov. 30 for warrants and for evading police.

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Country music sensation Jason Aldean returns to Southeast Texas to perform on the “Burn It Down Tour” on Friday, May 15, outside at the Ford Pavilion in Beaumont. Tickets for the show will go on sale this Friday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. for $59.75 (reserved) and $29.75 (lawn) via the Ford Park box office as well as livenation.com, ticketmaster.com, H-E-B on Dowlen Road, and charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, there are still plenty of Christmas events happening in Beaumont beginning with the Junior League of Beaumont’s annual fundraiser Main Street Market inside the Beaumont Civic Center from Thursday, Dec. 4, through Saturday, Dec. 6.

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The McFaddin-Ward House is continuing the grand tradition of decking the halls of the museum this year, and with three events – on top of regular tours – there are plenty of chances for you and your family to see the historical house this holiday season. 

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The Beaumont Civic Ballet’s landmark performance of The Nutcracker enters its 43rd year and those in Southeast Texas will once again have the opportunity to view breathtaking dance and experience the fascinating story of young Clara’s adventure through the lands of snow and sweets in two separate performances — Saturday, Dec. 13, and Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. — at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont.

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former Beaumont Independent School District superintendent Timothy Chargois

Sources close to former Beaumont Independent School District superintendent Timothy Chargois have confirmed the ousted education administrator has applied for the West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District superintendent position. 

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Memorial High School Choir, Jefferson County Christmas tree and Tree of Angels

Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick welcomed the community, along with county commissioners, and courthouse staff, to the annual Christmas tree lighting in the lobby of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont on Monday, Dec. 1. 

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Susan and Joel Fischer

The First Baptist Church in Beaumont has moved from its large downtown location and is constructing a more modern and modest facility on Major Drive.

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A man in Orange was arrested after leading officers there on a dangerous chase through a drainage canal on Dec. 1.

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