The News

Police in Beaumont arrested two men accused of robbing a pizza delivery driver over the weekend, according to the Beaumont Police Department.

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Longtime councilwoman and community leader Gethrel "Get" Williams-Wright passed away overnight at a Beaumont hospital Feb. 18. 

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 Kedrain Perkins (left) and Jamal Holmes

Saturday, Feb. 17, at about 9:30 p.m., Beaumont police responded to the 3800 block of Bristol near 23rd Street in reference to an aggravated robbery in progress. When officers arrived, the victim advised that he was attempting to deliver a pizza to a residence and was robbed at gunpoint. The victim was able to give a physical description of the suspects, as well as the residence the suspects fled to. Officers made contact with the suspects, who were identified as 19-year-old Jamal Holmes and 19-year-old Kedrain Perkins.

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Hundreds of District 7 area, junior and senior high school students are expected to converge on the campus of Lamar Institute of Technology on Fri., Feb. 16, and Sat., Feb. 17, to compete in the local SkillsUSA Championships in various subjects.

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The fourth annual John French Museum Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m. on the grounds of the historic John Jay French Museum. Bring your camera and take photos with the Easter Bunny, make a craft, tour the first floor of the French home, and of course, enjoy the egg hunt with three separate areas divided by age group. It promises to be a fun way to experience this Beaumont historical treasure. Tickets are $5 per person ages 4 and up, and all proceeds benefit the John Jay French Museum and its mission of promoting historical education and preservation in Beaumont.

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