The News

The Diocese of Beaumont was among several Texas dioceses which released the names of priests who have been determined to have credible accusations of indecent behavior with minors. 

The lists consists of 13 clergymen and dates back to priests ordained as early as the 1920s. Of the accused, nine are deceased.

The list includes: Ronald Bollich, John Byrne, Henry Drouilhet, James Engle, Albert Geoffroy, Earl Mudd, Frank Paduch, August Pucar, Jude Sivcoski, Roger Thibodeaux, Joseph Tully and Herman Vincent.

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The Elmo Willard Branch Library is embarking on a partnership with Lamar University’s Joanne Gay Dishman School of Nursing to bring a series of presentations on eating healthy to the community.  Nursing and nutrition student, Jennifer Walls will be the lead presenter. Lamar University feels she is well versed on the topic to make an impact on the community.

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Let’s get to the heart of the matter. Cardiovas-cular disease, including heart disease and stroke, continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States since 1920. According to the Center of Disease Control, 165 deaths per 100,000 individuals occurred in 2017 as well as other diseases related to cardiovascular health saw increases.

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The Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) responded to a call of a burglary in the 2300 block of Norma Street on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 10:45 p.m.

According to PAPD information, three black males forced their way into the home. Upon entry, they confronted the homeowner displaying firearms and demanding property from the resident. 

After getting the purse from the homeowner, they fled on foot. As of publication, detectives with PAPD were investigating the crime.

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Janel Saphire Trahan, 33, of Jasper was sentenced to 320 months in federal prison on Jan. 23 for producing and distributing child pornography.

According to information from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Trahan pleaded guilty on Sept. 13, 2018, to the charges against her. 

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