The News

Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) electrical contractor Calvin Walker must again report before a federal judge to answer allegations he bilked the school district and the federal government out of millions of dollars. He is scheduled to appear in Beaumont’s federal courthouse Dec. 12. Walker is expected to take a plea deal, but paperwork filed at the court earlier this week changes the scope of the deal.

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Although missing in action from his superintendent duties at the Port Arthur Independent School District (PAISD) for more than a month now, Dr. Johnny Brown made an appearance in a Jefferson County court Dec. 5. 

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Police are asking the community’s help in finding the whereabouts of David Dewayne Disomba, a 21-year-old Port Arthur man wanted for Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Kidnapping and Evading Arrest, among other charges. 

 

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The Anayat House celebrated a groundbreaking at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, for it’s new facility at 1025 14th St. in Beaumont. Anayat House staff, board members and the community gathered together to memorialize the event.

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The message from the family came suddenly, without warning. 

“Long-term area Congressman Jack Brooks died this evening, Dec. 4, 2012, at Beaumont Baptist Hospital after a sudden illness. Congressman Brooks, just shy of his 90th birthday, passed peacefully surrounded by his family. The family asks that our privacy be respected as we grieve our loss.”

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