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Stark-Fitts

 

Vicki Stark-Fitts, 49, of Hull pleaded guilty Aug. 22 to racketeering charges related to her association with a “whites only” criminal enterprise that engaged in methamphetamine distribution and murder in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced Aug. 22. 

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7th Street oak trees

 

With the City of Beaumont gearing up for its multi-million-dollar Seventh Street project, some homeowners in the area aren’t happy the city has cut down some of the oldest trees in Old Town. 

“This one is 100 years or more,” said one Old Town resident who asked to be identified only as “Judy.” 

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Cameron Frank

 

A Louisiana woman is dead and one man is in custody after police made the first arrest in an Aug. 20 murder at Knights Inn. 

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Jerry Craven

Jerry Craven, head of the Lamar University Press, recently received the Frank O. Connor Award for fiction for his short story “The Stone Salvation Barn.” Craven was chosen by descant, the literary journal of Texas Christian University, in which the story will be published, Lamar University said in a press release. More than 100 stories were considered for this prestigious award.

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