Former Beaumont Independent School District purchasing agent Naomi Lawrence-Lee

A Jefferson County jury of 12 failed to agree with the state’s allegation of third-degree theft against former Beaumont Independent School District purchasing and finance supervisor Naomi Lawrence-Lee, finding the defendant not guilty Thursday, July 28, after just a couple hours deliberating the evidence presented during three days of testimony.

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Southeast Texas businesses, hunters, and individuals are invited to participate in “Break a Clay for MDA”, a sporting-clay event. Five-person teams are $600. The event is at the 1-in-100 Gun Club, 1228 FM 421 Road in Lumberton Saturday, Aug. 6. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., and flight choices are 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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BPD Detectives arrested Rochelle Raedawn Kelly (inset) for aggravated robbery.

UPDATE: BPD Detectives arrested Rochelle Raedawn Kelly, 30, of Beaumont Aug. 5 in the aggravated robbery that occurred Aug. 2, 2016 at the TETCO Convenience Store at 5590 Calder in Beaumont.

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Fishing along the coast kicked into high gear this past weekend, with good numbers of trout, flounder and even king mackerel being caught.

One of the best fishing reports I’ve got is from Sabine Lake guide Jerry Norris. His top catches of trout, along with a few reds, have been around the rigs east of the jetties in 20 to 25 feet of water.

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When most of the other flowering plants in your yard are gasping for air, the bougainvillea is just hitting its stride. They start smiling and blooming like crazy when there isn’t much water, when the sun is too hot and when you can barely walk barefoot on your concrete sidewalk.

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