The News

Two structure fires within mere minutes of each other kept fire units busy in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 21, the Beaumont Fire Department reports. One of those incidents could have proven fatal for a Beaumont citizen had firefighters not arrived when they did, according to a news release.

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Four local teens face criminal mischief charges for vandalizing the Orangefield Junior High School last week, an act district officials estimate will cost them thousands of dollars in repairs, the Orange County Sheriff's Office reports.

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Officers arrested two men in Orange on June 19 after finding marijuana, Dilaudid and syringes during a traffic stop, police report.

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Officers arrested an Orange resident for evading police and for driving while intoxicated after the man led police on a high-speed chase across state lines, the Orange Police Department reports.

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Austin Judge Stephen Yelenosky of the 345th Civil District Court in Travis County denied a temporary injunction sought by BISD to block the Texas Education Agency's planned takeover Friday, June 20.

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