The News

The Woman's Club of Beaumont is having a style show featuring clothes from JC Penney stores and a luncheon Thursday, March 7 at their Clubhouse located at 575 Magnolia St. in Beaumont. The cost to get in is $15, but club president Dorothy Bourque said that is an outstanding value for lunch and fashion combined. Bourque said she is looking forward to the event and hopes attendance is high.

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George Broussard, 23

One of Beaumont’s most-wanted criminals was found and arrested Tuesday, March 5, after months on the run.

After an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip, officers with the U.S. Marshals Service, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Beaumont and Port Arthur Police Departments apprehended George Broussard, 23, at Lexington on the Lake apartments on N. Major in Beaumont, according to a BPD press release.

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Police in Orange arrested a man at Flying J’s Monday morning for public intoxication after the man reportedly caused a disturbance at the Denny’s located at the truck stop. According to the report, once police were on the scene the man shouted at them, warning of a pending “doomsday.”

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Andrew Greg Pedraza

Andrew Greg Pedraza, a 43-year-old Beaumont man who pleaded guilty to continued molestation of a family member younger than 10 years old, was back in court Monday, March 4.

This time, the young girl’s father appeared in Criminal District Court before Judge John Stevens to hear the sentencing and to make a statement to the court.

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Police in Orange are still searching for a suspect in a burglary Saturday, even though the perpetrator was caught on tape by the victim's neighbor.

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