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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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 The Thanksgiving Weekend is one of the most highly traveled times on our public roadways in the State of Texas with increased traffic as families take to the roads to celebrate the holidays. This time period is also marked with increased traffic collisions. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is committed to making the roadways safe during this Holiday Season.

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A former Port Arthur Independent School District board member was sentenced to prison Monday, Nov. 24, convicted of income tax violations, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office public information officer Davilyn Walston.

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Firefighters battled and beat a blaze on Blackmon in Beaumont on Sunday, Nov. 23 but not before the fire caused significant damage to a residence there, Beaumont Fire Rescue reports.

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City offices, including Water Customer Service and all library branches, for the City of Beaumont will be closed on Thursday, November 27, Friday, November 28, and Saturday, November 29 in observance of Thanksgiving.

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Photo from 2013 Turkey Trot

Turkey-clad joggers will run through the streets of downtown Beaumont Thanksgiving morning for the Triangle Therapeutics Turkey Trot. The race begins at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Beaumont Event Centre.

The Beaumont Turkey Trot is one of many held around the country on Thanksgiving morning. Sea Rim Striders, a local club for runners and walkers, organizes the Beaumont event every year. This year Triangle Therapeutics is the title sponsor for the second time.

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Mugshots of the five men charged with murder

Beaumont Police Department detectives have five suspects in the murder of two men that occurred in the 3300 block of Roland Road on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. All suspects are currently in the custody of BPD and will be booked in for murder, the department said in a press release.

Police say the murders occurred as the result of a drug deal that turned into a robbery attempt.

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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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