Jefferson County Seal

Port Arthur resident Vincent Lamar Williams, 57, has been found guilty of aggravated sexual assault by a Jefferson County jury and sentenced to 20 years in prison announced Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw in a press release, Oct. 6. Williams was found guilty on Oct. 3, 2014, for sexually assaulting a Port Arthur resident in her home on Jan. 3, 2003.  The trial was held in the Criminal District Court, Judge John Stevens presiding. 

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Rugg (Texas State Bar photo)

Political commentary by Don Dodd

His campaign signs and advertisements always label Tom Rugg a Republican, and he often proudly wears the signature “Republican red.”  He poses with his fellow Republican candidates with the hope of fooling the red party faithful.

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The westbound bridge over Hillebrandt Bayou on Phelan Boulevard between Belvedere and Kennedy drives appears to be in pretty bad shape and unstable due to cracks in the concrete and exposed reinforcements in the main structural components.

There are cracks in two caps on the abutments supporting the I-beams and a third cap appears to be completely broken off, fully exposing the steel reinforcements.

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Beaumont Housing Authority logo

From the Beaumont Housing Authority  - The U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development announced the award of an $81,723 grant to the Beaumont Housing Authority to continue their highly successful Family Self Sufficiency Program. 

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Shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, Beaumont Fire Rescue was alerted to a water leak at Parkdale Mall, 6155 Eastex Frwy. When units arrived, they determined an underground line to one of the building’s sprinkler systems had failed. That one line was shut down stopping the water leak. Parkdale Management reports 10 to 12 stores were affected by the water leaking into the building. At this time the main entrance in closed including the main center court area.

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