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Calvin Walker (left) and Dick DeGuerin

Former Beaumont Independent School District contract electrician Calvin Walker has spent the last two years trying to convince a myriad of courts that he shouldn’t face a jury of his peers in state court on allegations that he defrauded the school district and the city of Port Arthur out of millions of dollars. 

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Judge Larry Thorne, Democratic Party Chairman Cade Bernsen and  Judge Kent Walst

Jefferson County Judge Larry Thorne’s 317th Civil District Court was filled to capacity Friday, June 10, as the Democratic Party welcomed new chairman Cade Bernsen with the oath of office. A time of celebration and congratulations, the event was not without an underscored purpose – to bring together a party that recently completed primary races that, by their very nature, can divide a unified force.

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Reginald Boykin Sr. pins his son’s badge.

The Beaumont Police Department added three new officers to its ranks at a swearing-in ceremony held at the police station June 10.

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Clifton “JR” Barkin

UPDATE: Not guilty: Jury accepts self-defense rationale in Mother’s Day stabbing

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A Beaumont woman police and prosecutors say murdered her fiancé over a bad Mother’s Day gift in 2012 was in court this week claiming she acted in self-defense rather than out of malice.

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The Joint Terrorism Task Force associated with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas in Beaumont has made an arrest in the bomb threat made at ExxonMobil on Wednesday, June 15.

A 23-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been arrested for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.  

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