The News

News release from U.S. Attorney's Office:

An Oklahoma man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Feb. 18.

Parker Ryan Little, 19, of Wagoner, OK, pleaded guilty in federal court today to charges of making a false bomb threat in an appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin. 

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Kenneth “Ken” Wayne Lewis

Kenneth Wayne Lewis, 67, of Beaumont died Feb. 11, 2016, after an eight-month battle with metastatic bone sarcoma. Known to many as “Ken” or “Kenny,” he was born in Orange on Sept. 28, 1948, to Henry and Violet Lewis. Ken and Kathleen (Cole) Lewis married Dec. 28, 1980, and shared the next 35 years together with their large, blended family.

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Have you ever wanted to volunteer your time helping animals? Thursday, Feb. 18, at 5:30 p.m., Beaumont Animal Services will be holding an orientation for volunteer services. The meeting will be held at the Animal Services shelter at 1884 Pine St. Contact Beaumont Animal Services at (409) 838-3304 if you plan on attending to reserve class materials.

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University of Texas president Gregory Fenves announced Wednesday, Feb. 17, that he has decided on policies for University of Texas at Austin that would allow concealed handguns in UT classrooms.

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Cory Crenshaw, Ernest Bost, Nancy Flores, and Jesse Branick with the portrait

Full of love, laughter, and friendship. That’s how Lupe’s remembered.

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