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Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office Investigator Marcelo

It’s July 30, 2008. Port Arthur native Damon West is sitting in his apartment in Dallas on the phone with his dealer trying to score some meth. He’s “high as hell” and telling his associate he’s feeling the heat; he’s worried the police are onto him, that they know about his illicit activities.

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As the officers gather at the front steps of the Beaumont Police Department down
Bales (far left) with members of his staff at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the

At the stroke of midnight on Sept. 30, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas John Malcolm Bales will bid his office farewell, and while he has cherished serving, he says he is ready to start enjoying his hard-earned retirement.

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The Beaumont Police Department is seeking relatives of a homeless man found dead under an overpass in the 4400 block of Washington Boulevard at 11:25 a.m. Sept. 29, reports Officer Haley Walters.

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Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m., Beaumont Police received a report that a human skull was discovered near Fannett Road and South 23rd Street, in the 4700 block of South 23rd Street. 

A Beaumont resident walking in the area found the skull, according to Officer Haley Walters, BPD PIO. 

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Marco Hernandez addresses the Beaumont City Council.

After police told him and his friends they could no longer use tennis courts at city parks to play their favorite sport, local futsal enthusiast Marco Hernandez suggested the city invest in a court for the sport, a type of hard-court soccer popular in Latin countries.

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