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Dec. 8, Beaumont Police said officers investigated an aggravated robbery that occurred at the intersection of Grant Street and Irving Avenue.

Little Cypress Junior High Code-A-Thon winners | Photo: LCM CISD

“Dixon Elementary School in Dixon Kentucky and Little Cypress Junior High School in Orange, Texas, are the grand prize winners in's second annual Code-a-Thon, a global competition to introduce coding to elementary and middle school students," announced in a release, according to LCM CISD spokesperson Sherry Combs.


Highway 105 near Reins Road, near Bevil Oaks, is currently closed in both direction due to an accident, TxDOT said in a statement at 8:51 a.m. Dec. 11.

TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre asks that drivers use an alternate route.

Port Arthur Police Chief Patrick Melvin | Examiner file photo
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Port Arthur Police Chief Patrick Melvin has issued a point-by-point response to the police union’s recent no-confidence vote.

Calvin Walker

In a case the presiding judge said has been “languishing too long” in the courts, former Beaumont ISD contract electrician Calvin Walker is accused in six 2014 indictments of various crimes related to alleged fraud against city and state agencies for whom he was hired to perform work, including the Beaumont school district and the city of Port Arthur. Evidentiary information used in the case dates back even further, to 2008 and 2009, according to the indictments handed up against the accused.