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As part of the largest single-day, private-sector pay increase ever, more than 1.2 million Walmart and Sam’s Club associates in the U.S., including 29,777 in Southeast Texas and more than 146,463 in the state of Texas, will receive a pay raise in their March 10 paycheck. The increases are part of the company’s two-year, $2.7 billion investment in higher pay, better training, clearer career paths and additional educational opportunities for its workers. Walmart associates are eligible for quarterly cash bonuses based on the performance of their store.

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Calvin Walker

Barring a successful appeal to a higher court, former Beaumont Independent School District electrician Calvin Walker will stand trial in Jefferson County for crimes prosecutors say he orchestrated against the school district and the city of Port Arthur while he worked for the public entities and collected taxpayer funding in the millions.

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“We depend on public transportation. I ride the city bus all the time.”

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Traffic on Highway 105 (left) will be disrupted by work on this drainage ditch.

Vidor city planners and administrators met with contractors, citizens, emergency personnel, and other concerned parties to discuss the progress of Schoolhouse Drainage Ditch flood mitigation projects and the necessity of an upcoming lane closure that could drastically impact traffic in the cit

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The Beaumont Public Health Department celebrated its grand opening Thursday, March 3, with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Health Department employees moved into the new facility at 3040 College Street in January.

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