On Monday, June 19, at 5:37 P.M. Beaumont Police officers responded to the 1300 block of Pipkin Street in reference to a victim of a shooting. 

Upon arrival, officers located an 8 year old female laying in the yard in front of a residence. She had a gunshot wound to her left thigh area. Investigators were advised Darrell Oliver Lewis, 23, of Beaumont, and two other males, Anteny Deshoun Hinson, 37, of Beaumont, and Jocoby Quartez Vontoure, 22, of Beaumont, were involved in an going disturbance.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans along the Gulf Coast region to prepare for severe weather, strong winds and localized flooding through the early part of the weekend.

Tropical Storm Cindy has the potential to produce wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph. These winds could cause scattered power outages, fallen trees and minor property damage. DPS is closely monitoring the weather conditions, including wind speeds.

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After consulting with the National Weather Service, Jefferson County should expect to begin experiencing heavy amounts of rain beginning in the late afternoon Wednesday, June 21 and extending into Thursday, June 22 caused by Tropical Storm Cindy.

Because some local flooding may be expected, sand and sand bags will be made available to citizens and they should bring a shovel and be prepared to fill and load their own bags.

Sand will be available at the following precinct locations:

Precinct #1 - 20205 Hwy 90, China

Precinct #2 - 7759 Viterbo Rd., Nederland

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Gift of Life ‘cheerleaders’ spell out ‘victory’ during a pep rally to kick off t

One of the most popular and well-attended nonprofit events in Southeast Texas is coming in the fall, and Gift of Life started early, working to get the community fired up for it by hosting a pep rally luncheon Thursday, June 8, at Broussard’s Centré in Beaumont.

Cancer-fighting cheerleaders engaged the crowd, spelling out “victory” over the deadly disease, which Gift of Life has been helping Southeast Texas battle since 1994.

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Motiva’s 26th annual Golden Golf tournament raised more than $137,000 recently to benefit Junior Achievement of the Golden Triangle.

JA Director Patricia Woolridge reports that thousands of children throughout the Golden Triangle benefit each year from the programs that are made possible through funds raised at this tournament.

“Students develop the skills they need to become tomorrow’s workforce, thanks to Motiva, their employees and the numerous financial supporters, golfers and volunteers involved in the success of this tournament,” she said.

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