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The body of a man reportedly killed by an alligator in an Orange bayou was recovered early this morning.

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American alligator (file photo)

A man found dead in Adams Bayou was reportedly killed by an alligator near Burkart's Marina in Orange in the early morning hours of July 3, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Beaumont Independent School District Interim Superintendent Vernon Butler is hea

Beaumont Independent School District Interim Superintendent Vernon Butler is heading off to spend time with the grandkids, he said, entering retirement yet again. Butler came to BISD at the request of Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams in July 2014, taking over the local education agency for then-superintendent Timothy Chargois, ousted amid allegations of corruption and fraud.

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Robin Donatta Mouton swears in

The seats of the council chamber were filled and the walls lined with supporters of new Ward 4 Councilwoman Robin Donatta Mouton as she was sworn-in at a meeting of the Beaumont City Council on June 30.

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Jesus Bautista Moroles, 1950 – 2015
The museum purchased ‘Moonscape Bench’ in 1997, but Moroles’ 2001 creation ‘Elli

Internationally renowned Texas sculptor Jesus Bautista Moroles died June 15, 2015 in a car accident. The Art Museum of Southeast Texas houses two of the late artist’s sculptures in the AMSET permanent collection, on view year round in the AMSET outdoor sculpture garden.

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Stronger budgets and new construction are outcomes of the 84th legislative session that Lamar University officials are calling one of the best ever for the university.

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Baptist Orange Hospital

Orange City Manager Dr. Shawn Oubre appeared before the Jefferson County Commissioners Court on Monday, June 29, to request a resolution showing the county’s support for a VA inpatient facility Orange County hopes to open in Orange.

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Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez, the current head of the Mexican drug trafficking organization the Gulf Cartel, or Cartel del Golfo, was sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

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The City of Beaumont presents its annual Fourth of July Celebration on Saturday, July 4 beginning at 5 p.m. at Riverfront Park at 801 Main St. in downtown Beaumont. This annual activity offers a sensational salute to our nation’s past with live performances at Riverfront Park, a patriotic performance by the Symphony of Southeast Texas at Julie Rogers Theatre, and a breathtaking fireworks display over the Neches River.

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American Legion Post 49 in Orange will host the second Semi-Annual Adult Tricycle Races at the Legion Hall in downtown Orange on Saturday, July 18.

“Christmas in July” is the theme for the races, which will benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates for children. CASA is the voice of the abused and neglected children who get caught up in our court system. Twenty-five “off road” tricycles will be donated for foster children after they provide fun and entertainment at the Legion tournament.

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