The News

Officers with the Beaumont Police Department report an accident between a passanger car and a dump truck claimed the lives of two Beaumont Independent School District students May 19.

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Ellen Ochoa

A veteran NASA astronaut joined the ranks of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on Friday, May 19.

Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman to travel to space and current director of the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, brings the total number of space explorers honored in the hall of fame to 95.

Bob Cabana, 2008 hall of famer and current director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, presided over the ceremony at Kennedy’s visitor complex to welcome the new inductees.

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Both lanes of US 69 southbound between Highland Avenue and MLK (Spur 380) in Beaumont will be closed with traffic detoured to the frontage roads from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sunday and Monday nights, May 21 and 22, as crews install concrete traffic barrier, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

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Officer Rickey Antoine has become the face of PAPD traffic enforcement.

Although Port Arthur “traffic-policing juggernaut” Rickey Antoine is famous for being the kind of hard-hitting lawman that even wrote his own mother a speeding ticket, according to allegations that sparked an investigation currently underway, he is also the kind of officer that would set aside those tickets if the price – or shoe size – is right.

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Trading on the Internet can be a wild experience with deals on practically anything and everything one can imagine just a click away. But some online sellers in the Houston area learned this week that illegal sales of wildlife products can become high ticket items.

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