The News

Groves City Marshal Norman Reynolds has worked in forgeries for 15 years.

Local merchants have reported three counterfeit bills to Groves Police Department so far this year, according to Deputy and Court Coordinator Lauren Edgar’s weekly reports.

The Dairy Queen on 39th Street received one counterfeit $20 bill Jan. 16 and a $50 bill on Jan. 28. The Express Mart Shell convenience store on Pure Atlantic Road received another counterfeit $20 bill on Jan. 29.

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Love’s Travel Stop logo

Love’s Travel Stop will be bringing its brand of “highway hospitality” to four-wheel motorists and professional drivers alike with a new location near the Goodyear Plant just outside of Beaumont.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill is slated to open at 3905 Dowlen Road in Beaumont.

Chipotle fans will be happy to hear that a new location is opening at Westfield/Kroger Shopping Center in Beaumont.

According to Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. Communications Director Chris Arnold, the restaurant is slated to open in late March and will employ around 25 people.

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Ransom Howard

Ransom Howard, a former Port Arthur educator and preacher, was sentenced this week to serve weekends in jail and 10 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to multiple felony DWI offenses, according to court records.

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Port of Beaumont Chief of Police Stephen P. Davis

Being the first black chief of police for the Port of Beaumont isn’t something Stephen P. Davis thinks too much about.

“After having my job for five years, I never thought I was the only minority in this position with the Port of Beaumont,” Davis said when he first heard the news – this week being interviewed for the subject of a Black History Month article. “It probably demonstrates that I don’t concentrate on those things.”

Davis never tried to be the first; he just was.

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