The News

IEA supporters, volunteers and participants

Inspire, Encourage, Achieve recently held its Camp Bright Star closing ceremony and luncheon Friday, July 24. Camp Bright Star is a literacy-intensive summer learning program that promotes healthy lifestyle choices and learning opportunities that pave the way to brighter futures. The six-week summer learning program provides personal development and enrichment experiences for 35 Southeast Texas youth who have experienced past hardships and personal challenges.

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issued an Ozone Action Day for the Beaumont-Port Arthur area for Thursday, Aug. 13, TCEQ reports.

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Jonathan Demond Patton

A 25-year-old Beaumont man Jonathan Demond Patton has pleaded guilty to the federal violation of carjacking resulting in death.

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Two of three suspects in Orange robbery

Police in Orange are searching for three suspects who robbed a Verizon Wireless Store on Strickland Aug. 11, reports the Orange Police Department.

In a news release, OPD stated three unknown men, one armed with a handgun, robbed the store at a little after 8 p.m. They reportedly got away with several brand new iPhones and fled in a gray or silver, four-door car.

Police report no one was injured in the robbery.

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A disabled man reported missing from his group home in west-end Beaumont last weekend was found safe.

Beaumont Police Officers were summoned shortly after 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 to the 9100 block of Landis Drive, where a mentally handicapped man turned up missing after reportedly walking away from his health care facility.

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