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The second annual Beaumont Pride festival is set to take place Saturday, June 13, in downtown Beaumont with a pride walk beginning at 11:30 a.m. and featuring plenty of live music along with food, vendors, performing acts and more. Festival gates will open at noon at the Crockett Street Entertainment Complex with music inside both The Gig and Tequila Rok.

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Courville’s welcomes alternative Country act American Aquarium on Wednesday, June 17 with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include Big Rich’s famous buffet. From Raleigh, N.C., the six-piece act features B.J. Barham (vocals, rhythm guitar), Ryan Johnson (lead guitar), Whit Wright (pedal steel), Bill Corbin (bass), Colin Dimeo (guitar) and Kevin McClain (drums).

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National recording pop artist Andy Grammer will return to L’Auberge du Lac on Thursday, June 11, but this time to headline his own Liquid Society show. Tickets are $15 for ages 21 years and older and can be purchased at the venue.

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Christopher Thompson (top right) and Raedella Peloquin

Wednesday, June 10, around 2:10 a.m., narcotics investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office observed a silver minivan commit several traffic violations in the area of Interstate 10 South service road in Vidor. Investigators stopped the vehicle east of the Rose City Travel Plaza.

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A senior citizen and his dog were found dead in his 2007 Chevrolet Corvette on Monday, June 8, after they were reportedly trapped inside the vehicle.

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Around 5:15 a.m. Saturday, June 6, Port Arthur Police officers responded to reports of a shooting at the Sea Gull Motel at 6828 Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur. Upon arrival, officers found 55-year-old Stephen Haylock dead from a fatal gunshot to the chest, according to PAPD. Police identified the suspect as 30-year-old Valerie Haylock, the victim’s daughter.

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Detectives are working to determine the circumstances that led to the death of an African-American man found in Beaumont’s south end.

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wacky inflatable

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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