The News

Members of the Beaumont City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, Dec. 16, to appoint William "Bill" Sam to fill the unexpired term of Ward 4 Councilman Jamie Smith, who recently won a bid to serve as Jefferson County District Clerk starting in January 2015.

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A Port Arthur man is dead following a fatal accident between a motorcycle and an SUV that occurred Dec. 12 in the 3700 block of Memorial Boulevard in Port Arthur.

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Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers are investigating a fatal accident involving an SUV and an 18-wheeler that occurred in Hardin County on Highway 96 near the Hardin-Jasper county line on Dec. 14 at about 6 p.m.

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Kenyatta Walker

A gun fight between home invaders and an occupant of a residence in Orange left one man dead and another hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds, police in Orange report.

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Beaumont Fire suppression units were dispatched to a reported building on fire at 4575 Ford,  on Dec. 12 at approximately 11: 39 p.m. Units arrived to find a detached garage involved by fire. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control within fifteen minutes after arriving on scene.

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