The News

Some city employees and friends celebrated at Riverfront Park today, Sept. 6, after receiving the news they won a total of $1 million from the Texas Lottery.

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A collaboration of efforts has been rallied in Orange County, where investigators are searching for a suspect in a Sept. 6 bank robbery.

According to Captain Cliff Hargrave of the Orange Police Department, an armed suspect entered the Firestone Federal Credit Union in West Orange on Thursday, Sept. 6, and demanded money from a teller at gunpoint while a customer looked on.

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Chamber recommends voters say no

 

Sept. 25, Port Arthur residents will be voting on a proposed Port Arthur Independent School District tax increase the district says will generate an additional $5.5 million in revenue per year based on current taxable values. The PAISD Board is asking taxpayers for an increase of 13 cents per $100 of assessed value in their property taxes to generate this revenue.

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Beaumont councilman fights gerrymandering, allegations of race baiting

Racial tension and city politics merged this week in Beaumont with Councilman Mike Getz bearing the brunt of the ensuing melee.

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A 37-year-old Beaumont man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

Curtis Duane Butcher pleaded guilty on April 19, 2012, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute between 100 and 1,000 kilograms of marijuana and was sentenced to 180 months in federal prison on Aug. 30, 2012, by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

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