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Beaumont Animal Services requests the public join them for a lifesaving event set for May 31and June 1.

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Beaumont firefighters battled an afternoon blaze on Tuesday, May 27, the fire department reports.

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Dr. Betty Reynard

Texas State University System Chancellor Brian McCall has named Dr. Betty Reynard, vice president for academic affairs at Lamar Institute of Technology, sole finalist in the Lamar State College-Port Arthur presidential search. Dr. Reynard was selected following an internal search that began last year.

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At approximately 9:23 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014, deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division were conducting a follow-up investigation at the Stone Hurst Apartments at 1650 E. Lucas in Beaumont. The deputies were investigating a recent home invasion robbery that took place in Nome, Texas.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014, around 7:20 a.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a stolen travel trailer from the 3100 block of Texas Avenue near the Bridge City area of Orange County. The travel trailer had been parked on the previous date near a business that had video surveillance.

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UPDATE: After resuming deliberations at 9 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2014, what would have been Aaron Conn's 36th birthday, the jury came back with a verdict of guilty on the charges of capital murder in the deaths of Aaron and Summer Conn. Curtis Garrison was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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In a recent review on the handling of indigent defendants, many of the current administrators of justice in Jefferson County are being heralded for a job well done in making great strides toward fixing a flawed system.

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“This is their way to stick it to the kids one more time,” BISD West Brook High School football booster club president Joey Hilliard said after receiving official notice that the school district plans to take over the football game concession f

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photo by Kevin King

Southeast Texans welcomed home Josh Yarbrough on Wednesday, May 14, in a ceremony honoring the nine-year Marine Corps veteran at his new house in Port Neches.Josh and his wife, Rachael, and their two sons, Patrick, 1, and Sean, 7, were greeted by a crowd of American-flag waving patriots at the family’s newly constructed home on Silkwood in Port Neches.

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Justin Mottox

Two men have been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a shooting on Crockett Street early Thursday morning, May 22.

Shortly after 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Beaumont Police responded to a possible shooting in the 200 block of Crockett Street, where they located two shooting victims — a 21-year-old man from Kountze and a 25-year-old man from Beaumont.

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