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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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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.

As of Friday evening, detectives were still working to positively identify the two victims and notify their next of kin.

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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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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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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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