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Vonte Shakur Williams

(Beaumont Crime Stoppers press release)

Vonte Shakur Williams, a twenty-year-old Beaumont resident, is wanted for three felony warrants with bonds totaling of over $300,000. Williams is considered armed and dangerous. He drives a light blue 2008 Honda Civic and his known hangouts are in the area of Washington and Avenue A and Lucas and Concord. 


A Port Arthur woman died Saturday, June 8, after being struck by one vehicle and run over by a second. Fifty-three-year-old Port Arthur resident Monica Johnson was struck by a silver vehicle at the 3300 block of Proctor Street in Port Arthur early Saturday morning while walking. Officers responded to the scene at approximately 3:59 a.m. and learned that the driver who struck the woman had failed to stop and render aid, according to a Port Arthur Police Department press release. While Johnson was lying in the roadway, she was run over by a second vehicle that did not see her.

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The Lamar Institute of Technology Office of Workforce Training and Continuing Education will hold an instructor recruiting fair from 4 to 8 p.m. on July 17. The event will be at the Multi-Purpose Center at 802 E. Lavaca in Beaumont. The department is looking for instructors to teach in several areas, including health sciences, pharmacy technology, OSHA, supervision, welding, entrepreneurship, leadership, real estate and public safety as well as others.

John Solleder

One man is in custody after police say he ran over another man after a fight in the 4600 block of Hartel Street. 

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Beaumont might be in for a nice, sunny weekend, but last night’s storm was anything but pleasant.