The News

A May 4 article in the Wall Street Journal ranks Beaumont as No. 1 – but not in opportunity or culture, as elected officials would perhaps like to see, but rather as the capital for incidences of identity manipulation. Beaumont, according to a report compiled and released by ID Analytics, leads the nation in per-capita identity-manipulation attempts, which is slightly different than identity theft, according to researchers working on the report – but no less a crime.

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Botched attempt followed unrelated robbery two weeks earlier

 

A 35-year-old Orange man is in stable condition Wednesday night after his attempt to rob a Beaumont jewelry store went horribly awry, resulting in four bullets finding their way into his torso, courtesy of the store owner.

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Educator pleaded for investigation of Jefferson Co. Constable Joe Stevenson

 

Joe “Quarterback” Stevenson has been Jefferson County Constable in Precinct 6 for the past 15 years and has been dogged by reports of thuggish behavior, domestic violence and official harassment during that regime. Now he’s asking voters in Jefferson County to promote him to the office of sheriff.

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Total project director takes on his new role in Beijing

 

The deer and the antelope play at the Griffith Ranch, a 300-acre spread near Winnie and the home of exotic game and Carl Griffith, the former sheriff and county judge. It was in the latter role that he helped facilitate the Deep Conversion Project at the Total Port Arthur Refinery, a multi-billion dollar expansion that has positioned the facility to play a major role in 21st century fuel production.

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Correction appended.

Ladies who lunch – and a few men – joined forces at the Reaud Guest House for a fundraising event April 26. The Albert E. and Gena Reaud Guest House is a nonprofit hospitality house that provides families with a home-away-from-home while their loved ones receive care at any local hospital, hospice or rehabilitation facility.

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