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Highway 105 near Reins Road, near Bevil Oaks, is currently closed in both direction due to an accident, TxDOT said in a statement at 8:51 a.m. Dec. 11.

TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre asks that drivers use an alternate route.

Port Arthur Police Chief Patrick Melvin | Examiner file photo
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Port Arthur Police Chief Patrick Melvin has issued a point-by-point response to the police union’s recent no-confidence vote.

Calvin Walker

In a case the presiding judge said has been “languishing too long” in the courts, former Beaumont ISD contract electrician Calvin Walker is accused in six 2014 indictments of various crimes related to alleged fraud against city and state agencies for whom he was hired to perform work, including the Beaumont school district and the city of Port Arthur. Evidentiary information used in the case dates back even further, to 2008 and 2009, according to the indictments handed up against the accused.

Patricia Adams Collins Lambert and Howard Lambert

Paying only $50 restitution in a year’s time toward a half-million-dollar bill owed to Beaumont ISD stakeholders, the federal government had to take additional measures to ensure that former school district assistant superintendent and high school principal Patricia Adams Collins Lambert paid back the money she admittedly stole from students in Beaumont.

Alexandria "Lexy" Bertrand

Dec. 6, Texas’ highest criminal court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, stood by its May 2017 decision to order a new trial for Kelvin Roy, a man who has already been proven drunk and high on PCP when he slammed the vehicle he was driving into one occupied by Vidor teen Alexandria “Lexy” Bertrand in 2014.