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It promised to be a fairly quiet week at the Jefferson County Courthouse with most of the judges slated to attend a judicial conference in Dallas. It was not some sort of junket; judges earn up to 9.5 hours continuing judicial education credits. Of course, most of our judges are plenty smart when the voters tap them for their office, but there is always more to learn – and it doesn’t cost county taxpayers a dime as the conference is funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

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Candidates vying for Beaumont City Council and mayor argued political positions and answered questions from the media at a Press Club of Southeast Texas meeting April 16 at Café del Rio in Beaumont.

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Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Joanna Banda, a Port Arthur native and administra

MILLINGTON, Tenn. — Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Joanna Banda, a Port Arthur native and administrative assistant at Navy Recruiting Command (NRC), joined a group of fellow Sailors to participate in a community relations project at two Tennessee elementary schools March 25 as part of the command’s Adopt-A-School Program.

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Buffalo Wild Wings near Parkdale

Wing lovers will wait no more. The new Buffalo Wild Wings at 4235 Dowlen Road at Parkdale set to open Sunday, April 26, at 11 a.m.

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Skylar Thompson, last year’s honoree, and Angie Thompson

The 27th annual Hurricane Party is coming to the Event Centre in Beaumont on May 2, so now is the time to get your tickets to attend the local American Red Cross’ largest fundraiser of the year, this time honoring philanthropists and Jason’s Deli proprietors Joe and Shelley

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Brandon Belaire, a junior from Groves; Remington Whitt, a senior from Livingston

A dozen Lamar University civil engineering students are working hard to ready Big Beau, their canoe, for the 2015 Tex-Mex Regional Competition. This year, preparations for the annual competition extend beyond the research and construction to include serving as hosts for the April 23-25 competition, the first at LU since 2004.

Lamar’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers will host the competition for the Texas-Mexico Region.

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Blue Bell Ice Cream

Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities, including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks, because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that, according to the Centers for Disease Control, can cause se

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Brandon Miller, 25

Beaumont Police Department patrol officers taking a report in the 1400 block of Roberts Street on April 22 had to stop what they were doing and immediately investigate when they heard shots fired from a nearby neighborhood park, reports BPD.

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