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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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A year ago, my family went through the annual ritual of asking me what I wanted for Christmas. As it was with my father, they had a problem: What do you buy for a person who needs and wants nothing? After having told my wife that there was nothing I wanted, I called her one day and said, “I found something that I want!” Her response was, “Buy it.” I told her that it was not inexpensive and she repeated, “Buy it.”

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This 22-pointer was tagged last week in South Texas on a low fenced ranch.

The greatest thing about deer hunting is that we never know what is going to be seen during any given hunt. The best possible situation is that we get the opportunity to see a muy grande buck, make the shot and have bragging rights for years to come. On the flip side, there is the surprise factor like opening the door of your blind and finding yourself staring point blank at a bobcat. There is always adventure in walking to and from a blind.

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Robert Jackson of Vidor receives the Knight medal of the French Legion of Honour
Beaumont resident Arlie Ray Horn receives the Knight medal of the French Legion

Beaumont resident Arlie Ray Horn, 90, and 94-year-old Vidor resident Robert L. Jackson both received the Knight medal of the French Legion of Honour on Friday, Nov. 14, from the Consulate General of France Sujiro Seam at Fort Sam Houston, MacArthur Field in San Antonio.

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