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A federal grand jury returned an 18-count superseding indictment charging four Frisco, Texas men with federal hate crime and conspiracy charges in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherson announced May 10.

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ExxonMobil Beaumont Refinery at 1795 Burt St. in downtown Beaumont

During a meeting May 9, the Beaumont City Council unanimously approved an amendment to the city’s industrial district agreement with ExxonMobil and approved abatements requested by the company for new local expansion.

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Mandie Peel celebrates with family at Jerry Nelson’s Hill Country.

Seeking – and garnering – re-election in the city of Beaumont were At-Large Council members Gethrel “Get” Williams-Wright and W.L. Pate, and Mayor Becky Ames.

New to the City Council dais will be Ward 1 representative Virginia Jordan, who handily took a majority vote from incumbent Claude Guidroz.

Guidroz said his good-byes during Beaumont City Council on Tuesday, May 9. All incoming and re-elected Beaumont City Council members will be sworn into office May 16.

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Judice’s Cajun Café at 2045 Texas Ave. in Bridge City

Jefferson County Commissioners approved a ground lease agreement with Al Judice on Monday, May 8, to bring a new Cajun restaurant to Jack Brooks Regional Airport in Mid-County.

Al Judice, who owns Judice’s Cajun Café in Bridge City and Judice’s French Market in Port Arthur, agreed to pay an annual base fee of $5,600 for the first five years and an increased rate every five years afterwards.

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Byron Bush

UPDATE: State District Judge Larry Gist of the Drug Impact Court of Jefferson County accepted a jury verdict of guilty Friday, May 12, 2017, and sentenced Byron E. Bush, 37, to 40 years in prison, announced Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham.

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