The News

Michael Turner and Shalala Fletcher

A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted Michael Turner on a charge of criminally negligent homicide for shooting at a vehicle leaving the Express Mart at 2920 Jimmy Johnson Boulevard in Port Arthur on July 2 following an alleged theft. Two men entered the store, grabbing several cases of beer and exiting to a parked car. Shalala Fletcher was waiting in the parked vehicle.

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The Mexican Heritage Society’s 48th Annual Fiesta is set for Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Center is at 3401 Cultural Center Drive off Texas 73 in Port Arthur, with festivities running from 9:30 a.m. to midnight.

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Western Son

Vincent Messina Jr. grew up in a liquor store. His father, Vincent Sr., owns and operates Messina’s Liquor Store on Magnolia Street in Beaumont, and his uncles own Debb’s Liquor stores on College and Phelan.

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IEA supporters JoAnne and Mike Bonura, Bob Thewman and Dora Nisby

IEA-Inspire, Encourage, Achieve recently hosted the closing ceremony and luncheon for Camp Bright Star (CBS) at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church to celebrate student progress and success of 33 young people this summer. Attending the event were more than 150 program supporters, volunteers, participants and family members.

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Jimmy Duriso was taken into federal custody along with 41 lbs of synthetic pot.

Beaumont narcotics detectives and officers with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have reportedly recovered 41 pounds of what they believe to be synthetic marijuana hidden inside a local auto repair shop and arrested one suspect in connection to a federal search warrant executed Sept. 7, Beaumont Police Department Officer Carol Riley reported. 

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