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Baytown Police are searching for a women who they believe keyed a disabled veteran's vehicle while it was parked in a handicapped parking space on June 9 at about 2:35 p.m.

The vehicle had proper placards displayed at the time of the incident, police say. She may be driving a silver Nissan Juke.

Approximately $1000 of damage to the veteran's vehicle was done.

Police uploaded store surveillance footage of the incident here:

- Baytown Police Department

Shavonskie Ardion and Douglas Martin

Earlier the morning of June 14, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was notified that Hardin County Sheriff’s Deputies were in pursuit of two armed robbery suspects that had just robbed and shot up a convenience store in Batson Texas, and were headed into Jefferson County.

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies joined the pursuit, which ended on Clinton Road in Cheek, just outside of Beaumont.


UPDATE: The Brush Island Bridge construction has been rescheduled, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

James Aubey, Linda Walker, Tanjila Tabassum, Nirmal Chandra Gope, Ruth Aubey

Beaumont’s Pride festival started in 2014 and had between 2,500 and 4,000 attendees annually, according to former volunteer chair Jacqueline Hays, but the nonprofit folded last year under the weight of financial difficulties, as previously reported by The Examiner on March 9.

But now a new event, Equality Fest has grown out of the movement, which included a march and street fair this past weekend.


June 14 at about 4 p.m., deputies with the JCSO Traffic Unit conducted a traffic stop on I-10 near Smith Road. The vehicle was being driven by 38-year-old Benina Villarreal of Rio Grande City, Texas. She had her 18-year-old daughter and her 9-year-old son as passengers.