The News

A committee that helped bring liquor to Lumberton was found to be in violation of Texas Election Code laws at a May 30 meeting of the Texas Ethics Commission (TEC) and received a $500 sanction.

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(Right) Leann Wallace

Another local teacher has pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a child and improper student/educator relationship.

Leann Wallace, a music teacher of more than 10 years at Legacy Christian Academy in Beaumont, was indicted by a grand jury March 28 and pleaded guilty to the crime in Judge John Stevens Criminal District Court Monday, July 15.

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Joseph Dudley

A Beaumont man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday, July 15, for shooting at a Beaumont police officer after a brief chase in November 2011.

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Water main break at 11th Street

After at least three days of on-and-off rain, a major water line in Beaumont gave way, temporarily muddying resident’s drinking water in Old Town and surrounding areas. 

At about 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, city crews were called to an 8-inch water main break on 11th Street near Gladys. 

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Vidor police are currently investigating an attempted shoplifting incident that happened Friday, July 12, at the Vidor Market Basket on Main Street at approximately 4:45 p.m.

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