31st Annual Texas Crab Fest

With an exciting music lineup, fun contests and events all weekend long, get ready to get down and get crabby Gulf Coast style in Crystal Beach as the 31st annual Texas Crab Fest kicks off with big flavor, big entertainment and big fun this Mother’s Day weekend, running Friday, May 6, through Sunday, May 8, at Gregory Park (2292 Highway 87). Costs is $10 per person on Friday and Saturday, and free on Sunday.

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Four alleged members of the Gangster Disciples were arrested May 4 for the aggravated robbery and shooting of a clerk at the Stop and Go that occurred on April 19, the Beaumont Police Department reports. 

According to a news release from BPD, Beaumont Police and law enforcement officers from several other agencies executed a high-risk search warrant at a residence in the 4800 block of Beaumont Drive in Beaumont at about 5:30 p.m. after obtaining aggravated robbery warrant for four men they believe responsible for the April 19 incident. 

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Jessie Haynes

May 4, the Court of Criminal Appeals refused to hear an appeal from former Beaumont Independent School District Special Assistant to the Superintendent Jessie Haynes related to a criminal conviction handed down by a jury in May 2014.

The Class B misdemeanor conviction carried a sentence of two years probation, a $2,000 fine and community service, and Haynes was instructed to take a series of betterment classes, including anger management classes.

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The City of Beaumont is hosting a multi-day Hispanic heritage celebration on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, at the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Viva Fest will kick off the festivities May 13 with live music by Sandy G y los Gavilanes followed by the movie Frida. Ticket are $5 for May 13.

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Two men have been arrested and four more are wanted on warrants in Jefferson County related to a dog fighting ring discovered last month on Rogers Avenue in Beaumont, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. 

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