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A construction crew works at the site of the H-E-B store at College and 11th.

H-E-B, city officials, and community leaders celebrated the start of construction of H-E-B’s newest store, located at the corner of College and 11th streets, with a groundbreaking Monday, Nov. 17.

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Jamie Smith

The recount requested by losing candidate, Republican Charlie Wiggins, is complete, and the original determination stands – Democratic candidate for Jefferson County district clerk Jamie Smith is still the winner.

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Contestants for Mr. Habitat 2015

Contestants for Mr. Habitat 2015 showed their muscles and giving spirit Friday, Nov. 14, when they came out to the St. Anthony Cathedral Apostle’s Build house on Galveston Street in Beaumont to help remove lumber, shingles and other construction debris — clearing the site for Del Papa volunteers who came out on Saturday.

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When you spend your hard-earned money, take a second to think about those merchants offering their products and services right here in Southeast Texas. They are part of our community, your friends and neighbors, and deserve your support.

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Press release from the Beaumont Police Department:

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1. Know the Signs

Symptoms occur within 2-21 days after one is exposed to the virus and, as has been widely reported, a person is not contagious until symptoms arise. Early symptoms of Ebola are: fever, headache, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, muscle pain and unexplained bleeding or bruising.

2. There is No Outbreak in the U.S.

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 Be a Santa to a Senior logo

This season, many area seniors who are alone or impoverished will receive some holiday cheer thanks to the Be a Santa to a Senior program. Sponsored by the local Home Instead Senior Care office, the program brings together area nonprofits, retailers, numerous volunteers and members of the community to provide gifts and companionship for lonely and isolated seniors.

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A new Your Texas Benefits app allows people to use their cell phones to send paycheck stubs and other documents to the state when applying for SNAP food benefits, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program or TANF cash assistance.

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Mayor Annise D. Parker, John L. Nau III, Ric Campo (Photo by Nick de la Torre)

HOUSTON –– The Nau Center for Texas Cultural Heritage officially broke ground Wednesday, Nov. 12, during a ceremony including The Honorable Annise D. Parker, Mayor, City of Houston; Richard J. Campo, chairman of the Houston First Corporation Board of Directors; and John L.

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Marquaize McChriston (left), Jacoby Joiner and Chad Slaughter

Two 19-year-old men have been charged with capital murder in connection with the Nov. 3 shooting of 26-year-old Chad Slaughter of Beaumont, according to a news release from the Beaumont Police Department on Nov. 19.

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