The News

Despite a redoubled effort by the embattled U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to resolve overwhelming backlogs in veterans’ medical care, and despite Texas physicians signing up to provide community care for veterans, men and women who served in the U.S. military still face care delays and problems, reports the Texas Medical Association (TMA).

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Officers with the Beaumont Police Department conducting a warrant sweep through the city June 22 arrested a total of 49 people for outstanding city warrants Wednesday, Sgt. Cody Guedry reports.

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Alicia Skye Taylor

Police have arrested a Port Arthur city employee for aggregate theft of a public servant amid accusations that she used her position as Grants Accountant to alter payroll records and pocket diverted funds, fundamentally stealing from the city and the taxpayers, Lt. M. Blitch of the Port Arthur Police Department reports. In addition to the theft charges she faces, 24 felony counts of tampering with a government record are pending against 33-year-old Alicia Skye Taylor of Port Arthur.

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Police report that warrants have been issued for the arrests of three individuals in connection to a series of storage facility burglaries in Beaumont. The wanted suspects face charges of engaging in organized criminal activity for allegedly conspiring to burglarize a total of 30 units impacting 21 victims.

The warrants come mere weeks after police obtained warrants for two other men they believe to be connected to a separate series of storage unit burglaries as reported in The Examiner on June 9.

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Rodney Saveat

Along with a cadre of other positions the Beaumont Independent School District is looking to fill, they are also seeking a new Director of Athletics to serve as the head of their programs. Former Athletic Director Rodney Saveat has a new position and a new title, but will no longer be the face of BISD sports teams.

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