The Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of an auto-pedestrian crash on Highway 69 at about 2:15 p.m. on Aug. 19. The crash took place in front of the Jefferson County Jail and resulted in the death of the pedestrian. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the man killed had just been released from the jail shortly before the collision. 

DPS identified the man as Daniel Montano, 29, of Groves. He was struck by a 2011 GMC pickup and pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Ransom Jones.

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On Aug. 15, at about 1:40 p.m. the Port Arthur Police Department's Narcotics and Gun Unit executeed a search warrant at Prince Hall Village Apartments, located at 1021 W. 13th St. During the search, two stolen firearms were recovered along with crack cocaine, ecstasy pills and a large amount of marijuana. 

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Beginning for the 2019 football season Lamar University has approved the sale of beer to the general public at all football games announced LU Director of Athletics Marco Born Monday morning. In addition to football games, beer will also be sold at basketball and baseball games.

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Southeast Texas schools will be resuming in the coming weeks. This means that school buses will again be delivering precious cargo to and from those schools.

According to Texas law, drivers must stop when a school bus extends its stop sign or turns on their flashing red lights. When a school bus is stopped, drivers must come to a complete stop on all lanes in both traveling directions; this is with the exception of a road with a raised median or barrier.

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Wednesday, Aug. 7, at about 3 a.m. the Beaumont Police Department was called to Waffle House located on College Street in reference to a victim of a shooting. 

Their preliminary investigation revealed that several subjects were playing dice outside the restaurant. One of the subjects lost his money during the game and left, returning a short time later with a firearm. The suspect began robbing people who were still playing. 

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