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Robert Arnold

 

More than three years have passed since 28-year-old Marine veteran James Whitehead was shot dead outside an Orange auto parts store by off-duty OPD Captain Robert Arnold, but the legal battles surrounding the homicide are just now coming to a close, with the officer awarded damages totaling $600,000 for loss of employment related to the shooting.

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Kree Harrison

Kree Harrison walked away from American Idol with second place and a new nickname — “Kreedom” — a name she received from R&B sensation Nicki Minaj, a polarizing Idol judge who both explicitly criticized and praised Harrison’s performances during the show’s 12th season, but also even innocently proposed to the contestant.

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With Jefferson County commissioners and the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice declaring November “Home Care & Hospice Month,” what better time to get colorful for a cause by participating in the Compassion Color 5K run set for Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Beaumont Event Centre?

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Photo: Big Thicket Natural Heritage Trust members Tom Maddux and Ellen Buchanan

The Big Thicket Natural Heritage Trust is a small group of dedicated individuals organized with the mission to protect wildlife, biodiversity and the natural communities of the Big Thicket through encouragement of land stewardship values that promote sustainable communities.

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Ninety-three years into its charter, Beaumont Unit 33 has produced the 93rd state president for the American Legion Auxiliary.

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Ever wanted to throw spit wads at your teacher’s chalkboard? How about dump gallons of goop on your parents’ heads?

On “Family Knows Best,” the family that works together, wins together!

Each week, two Southeast Texas families compete against one another in four rounds of messy games and challenging trivia.

Each episode ends with the ultimate cranial challenge: The Family Tree Face-Off, in which one member of each family must determine which other family member “knows best” and can take on the challenges the round brings.

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Harrison & I-10 bridge

Streets in Beaumont have become inundated, with flooding affecting many places in Southeast Texas and the lakes.  TxDOT has issued advisories about the following areas that are receiving flooding:

 

 

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The Texas Education Agency arrived in town Monday, Oct. 28, as part of an on-site investigation into multiple allegations of fraud, fund mismanagement, and civil rights violations at the Beaumont Independent School District.

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Voters will notice Proposition 6 on their Nov. 5 Joint Election ballots and will have the option of voting “Yes” or “No.”

If approved by voters statewide, Proposition 6 would create a State Water Implementation Fund using $2 billion from Texas’ rainy-day account. The money would be made available for projects identified in the state’s water plan, which is administered by the Texas Water Development Board with input from local leaders in each region of the state.

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Deputies in Hardin County have apprehended a young woman there who reportedly beat a 78-year-old woman with her own cane over the weekend, according to Hardin County Sheriff Ed Cain.

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