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Calvin Walker at Jefferson County Jail (photo by Kevin King)

Tuesday, July 29, BISD contract electrician Calvin Walker was indicted and arrested for perpetrating fraud against the Beaumont Independent School District and the city of Port Arthur, Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw says.

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Tuesday, July 29, BISD contract electrician Calvin Walker was indicted and arrested for perpetrating fraud against the Beaumont Independent School District and the city of Port Arthur, Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw says.

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Highway 87 along the shoreline looking south toward Gilchrist, Texas. FEMA photo

Chambers of commerce representing Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Galveston, La Marque, Port Aransas, Port Arthur, Portland and Texas City came together in Corpus Christi on Friday, July 25, to address sustainable funding for Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. Local city and county governments joined the group led by Foster Edwards, CEO/President of the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the city of Corpus Christi.

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Fire Suppression units of the Beaumont Fire/Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire at 1120 Liveoak at approximately 7 a.m. They arrived to find the structure heavily involved by fire. Firefighters initially conducted an interior fire attack, however heavy fire conditions forced firefighters to exit the structure. Fire suppression activities were then conducted from the exterior of the building and the fire was brought under control within fifteen minutes. 

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Beaumont Police Department

On Saturday, 07/26/14 at about  9:14 a.m. Patrol Officers were dispatched to 5015 Pine (Pine Club Apartments) in reference to a victim of a shooting. Upon arrival officers located the victim and after speaking with him it was learned that he had been shot in the upper thigh of his left leg.  He was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital, with non life threatening injuries.

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