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photo by Kevin King

Community Bank of Texas presented the 100 Club of Southeast Texas with its first Survivors Benefit sponsorship Tuesday, Aug. 5, at a check presentation ceremony at the Community Bank of Texas Delaware location in Beaumont.

The $50,000 contribution will fund one full life benefit to the spouse and dependent children of a law enforcement officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty, said Zack Shelton, 100 Club of Southeast Texas president.

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photo courtesy of Beaumont Fire and Rescue

Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported structure fire at 1792 Hazel shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 6.

When firefighters arrived, they found the front of the house on fire. Firefighters were able to control the fire within minutes and the fire damage was moderate. The house was vacant with no utilities connected. The cause of the fire appears to be deliberate, Beaumont Fire and Rescue said in a press release.

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A knife-wielding suspect in Beaumont robbed Safe Credit Union on 11th Street this morning, Aug. 7, at about 9:35 a.m., Beaumont Police report.

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Keyunta Venzant (inset) from Port Arthur serves aboard the USS Sherman.

NORFOLK, Va. – A 2011 Port Arthur Memorial High School graduate and Port Arthur native is serving aboard USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), one of the world’s most versatile multi-mission combat ships.

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A woman in Orange was arrested after a report of a domestic dispute at the Fox Run apartments. The woman reportedly claimed her boyfriend had beaten her, but officers soon discovered it was quite the opposite, according to a report from the Orange Police Department.

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Hardin County Sheriff

Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, Kountze Fire Department, and Acadian EMS were dispatched Aug 6, at 8:17 a.m., to the Streamline Facility, located at 23604 Highway 69 in Village Mills in reference to an electrocution, according to a 

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Beaumont firefighters responded to an early morning structure fire at a vacant house on St. Helena Street on Aug. 6, and investigators reportedly believe it to have been the result of arson - the second apparently deliberately set fire reported within a week's time.

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Beaumont firefighters doused a house fire on 9th Street in Beaumont that investigators believe was the result of an electrical short, the Beaumont Fire Department reports.

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photo by Kevin King

Two automobile accidents kept Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers busy Tuesday morning, August 4, the first resulting in a fuel leakage and prompting response by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as well as first responders' using the "jaws of life" to pull a Florida man from his vehicle.

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905 Blanchette, downtown Beaumont

Shortly after 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2014, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported structure fire at 905 Blanchette, downtown near MLK Parkway and College Street. When firefighters arrived, they found a vacant dwelling fully involved by flames.

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