The News

Shortly after midnight Friday, Sept. 16, Beaumont police officers were called out to an address on Forrest Street in Beaumont.

When they arrived, they found a Hispanic man lying in the driveway with a gunshot wound to the back of his head. He was transported to the hospital where he was reported in critical condition.

Detectives are investigating and The Examiner will report more information as it becomes available.

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The City of Orange Fire Department responded to a report of a bedroom on fire at 604 Morrell in the Navy Park addition Wednesday, Sept. 14, around 10:20 p.m.

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After spending three days in trial, Tanjia Colleen Smith pleaded guilty to charges of intoxication manslaughter stemming from a July 2010 accident that claimed the life of 55-year-old Dudley Butaud.

Butaud was on his way home to celebrate his 30th anniversary with his wife Kathy when the accident occurred on Highway 365.

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The agenda for Thursday's Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees regular meeting is listed inside and the attachments, which a majority of trustees voted to keep secret from the public, have been provided. The Examiner obtained copies of the attachments that BISD officials wanted to keep from the public and has placed them above the meeting agenda.

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On Sunday, Sept. 11, Beaumont police officers were dispatched to 2290 Eastex Freeway, the Golden Triangle Directory building, at about 8:30 a.m. in reference to a theft in progress. Just over a week ago, the facility was destroyed by a fire and was left unusable.

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