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Weekend of events honors Vietnam veterans

 

Veterans gathered the weekend of Sept. 21-23 to raise funds for a monument to Vietnam veterans to be built in front of the state capitol in Austin. Vietnam Veterans of America Inc. Chapter 292 and the city of Beaumont united to close the fundraising gap for the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument.

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According to the a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, an inmate confined at the Federal Prison Complex in Beaumont has pleaded guilty to racketeering charges, including conspiracy to commit murder, in a Maryland-based case.

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UPDATE: Jacoby Holman, a man who police say murdered Trazayre Sanders, 20, of Beaumont, was back in court Monday April 15.

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In the air, on the ground from Jack Brooks Regional Airport


There has been some recent confusion about the status quo at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport.

“It’s an airport!”

“It’s a bus station!”

By February 2013, the likelihood is that Jack Brooks will be both an airport and a bus station.

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The Orange County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a 2012-13 county budget at its meeting Monday, Sept. 24. The vote came after a budget workshop to make final adjustments earlier in the day. County Judge Carl Thibodeaux said the county will raise about $1.3 million more in total property taxes, or 5.47 percent, over the past year.

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