Local pastor James Arthur McAbee, known as “the Pistol Packing Preacher,” faced judgment Aug. 20, not the preacher’s final judgment in the eyes of the Lord but judgment by a Jefferson County criminal court on marijuana charges stemming from an April incident in which officers reportedly discovered him with drugs and a gun.

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Jourdan

American Red Cross announced Monday, August 18 that Chester R. Jourdan, Jr. has been selected as the new executive director of the Beaumont and Orange County Chapters.  Jourdan assumed his new responsibilities on Monday. 

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Beaumont Public Library

The City of Beaumont and the Miller Community Fund will honor Ben Woodhead for his years of service to the Miller Library on Thursday, Aug. 21.

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Smith

Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw has announced that the May Term Jefferson County Grand Jury voted to take no action following a complaint of a Texas Election Code violation stemming from the City of Beaumont’s Juneteenth Celebration on June 21, 2014.

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Hammon

A 32-year-old Beaumont man arrested in June in possession of Lego-shaped blocks suspected of containing THC oil has since been indicted, re-arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute synthetic marijuana.

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