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John Joslin, constable of Precinct 6 in Liberty County, is led into court.
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John Joslin, constable of Precinct 6 in Liberty County, was arrested Jan. 25, 2016. He’s charged with the offense of perjury in an ongoing investigation by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, Beaumont Police Department, and the Texas Rangers.

Joslin was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury.

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Clifton Meadows (left) and Kendrick McCloney

A Beaumont man was struck and killed while changing a flat tire Jan. 24, reports the Beaumont Police Department. 

According to a news release from BPD, 25-year-old Clifton Meadows died when he was struck by a car driven by 27-year-old Kendrick McCloney. Meadows was reportedly checking on a flat in the 300 block of I-10 westbound at approximately 10:02 p.m. McCloney was traveling westbound and changed lanes, striking Meadows.

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Drugs and guns
Stephen McDaniel

Jasper County Sheriff’s deputies found narcotics and weapons during a warrant search executed Jan. 22, Sheriff Mitchel Newman reports.

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TAMS building from TAMS website

The Texas Artists Museum, also known as New Concept Gallery, at 3501 Cultural Drive in Port Arthur, behind the Bob Bowers Civic Center, is featuring the work of more than 25 local artists and has announced a Grand Opening Reception for Jan. 28 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

More than 160 original pieces of art work will be available for viewing at the museum. Artists' works will be changed out every three months, bringing in new pieces every quarter. 

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Beaumont Animal Services won another battle in the war against animal cruelty on Jan. 21, reports Beaumont Animal Services and the Beaumont Police Department.

Beaumont Animal Services was granted full custody of a remaining, living dog that was seized last weekend, Saturday, Jan. 16, BPD revealed in a news release. Justice of the Peace Nancy Beaulieu presided over the seizure hearing, and after testimony from both the Animal Services Officer and the dog owner in question, granted Animal Services full custody of the dog.

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