The News

Glenn Burdine, Dena Hughes, Jeff McManus and Peggy Gibson

“This couldn’t have come at a better time,” Triangle Area Network (TAN) executive director Dena Hughes said of receiving restitution in the amount of $312,306.31 from former executive director Peggy Gibson, who admitted to stealing the funds from the nonprofit while she headed the organization. “This is such a blessing.”

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When Southeast Texans drive by the Huntsman Performance Products Manufacturing facility on Spur 136 in Port Neches or the Huntsman site in Port Arthur, perhaps they recognize the name, having maybe heard about the petrochemical company from friends or family that might be employed at the facility. But how many know the story behind the success that is the Huntsman Corporation and the humble beginnings from which it was born?

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In 2004, Livingston native Ronnie Hindsman was doing what he’d done a thousand times before – a simple job out of a bucket truck for the Sam Houston Electric Cooperative, where he’d been working for more than 25 years. It was a job he’d done so many times that he didn’t bother wearing the rubber gloves.

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Daven Mikel Simon

Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 8:53 p.m., Beaumont police responded to an aggravated robbery-in-progress at the Dollar General at 7365 Highway 105.

Witnesses reported to officers that two black males entered the store, both brandishing handguns. One suspect stayed by the front door while the second suspect forced the clerk to open the safe at gunpoint, according to the statement, but a witness inside the store subdued the suspect and held him down until police arrived. The other suspect fled the area prior to officers' arrival.

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Monday, Oct. 17, at 11:46 p.m., officers responded in reference to a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on MLK northbound at Elgie .

The caller stated the victim was not responding. Officers learned a female pedestrian was attempting to cross the road in the dark and was struck by a passing vehicle.

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