The News

Two people from Beaumont and one from Houston pleaded guilty in the Southern District of Florida in connection with their participation in a $4.4 million dollar federal prison sentencing reduction scheme March 30.

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Brandy Shantha Springer

An engineering firm hired to audit Beaumont’s water department in 2014 is asking the Ninth Court of Appeals to dismiss a defamation case against them as the first named plaintiff in the suit sits behind bars for theft and for staging her granddaughter’s fake kidnapping.

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There’s enough interest in the city of Bevil Oaks to garner the number of required signatures so their students would attend Hardin-Jefferson ISD schools rather than Beaumont ISD schools.

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Sheriff Keith Merritt (seated) and deputy sheriffs with the OCSO

The news at the Orange County Commissioners Court regular meeting was that there would be no changes for certificate pay to the Orange County’s Sheriff’s Office Employees Union — for now.

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60 percent of total alcohol-related traffic fatalities in Texas in 2016 involved young drivers between 17 and 34 years of age, TxDOT said in a release.

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