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On Thursday, June 4, H-E-B celebrated its 110th anniversary of serving Texans with a customer appreciation event at the Beaumont H-E-B at 3025 North Dowlen Road.

“Partners” served complimentary sodas, ice cream, barbecue, and treats, as customers enjoyed party favors and perused interactive attractions.

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Audwin Samuel (inset) has an office in the Oaks Historic District.

Longtime Beaumont City Councilman Audwin Samuel, responsible for enacting and enforcing city codes and ordinances, was found this week to be skirting the policies he exacts upon the rest of the community, according to correspondence from the city’s Planning and Zoning Division. 

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UPDATE: There were only four occupants involved in the crash; one person was killed, and three were sent to the hospital to be treated for injuries. All are being treated at St.

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The Beaumont Fire Department extinguished two house fires last week with no reported injuries.

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Port Arthur Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 397 raised $13,654 duri

More than 100 members of the Port Arthur Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 397 raised $13,654 during the annual Fill the Boot campaign from April to May to help save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease in the Port Arthur area. Muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other related life-threatening diseases take away people’s ability to walk, move, smile, talk and even breathe.

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Good morning, morning glory! And aren’t they glorious indeed? These beautiful blooms last only a day, but what a treat for that day.

Wikipedia reminds us that “morning glory” is the common name for over 1,000 species of flowering plants in the family Convolvulaceae. That’s certainly a mouthful for those flowers that unravel into full bloom in the early morning and disappear later that day. The petals start to fade about the time their edges start to ravel.

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Gov. Greg Abbott

The gavel came down on the 84th Texas Legislature on Monday, June 1, as mandated by the state constitution. Gov. Greg Abbott has until June 21 to veto, sign or allow bills to become law without his signature. A few vetoes have already flowed from the governor’s pen, with others possible, but this is as good a time as any to evaluate the Legislature’s work as documented in this column since January.

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Contraband Bayou Hole 18

Someone once stated that a bad day of golf is better than a good day of work. Ask any golfer, novice to expert, and they will whole-heartedly agree. Though it’s not the easiest sport to play, golf is being played by more and more people whether it be man, woman, boy or girl.

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Teacher of the Year Yolanda Granger with Jack Carroll and Vernon Butler

Friday, May 29, the Beaumont Independent School District hosted its inaugural Teacher of the Year Gala at the MCM Eleganté, where 28 educators were given the royal

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Press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

A 47-year-old Kountze, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child exploitation violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

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