The News

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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Ronald Guilbeaux, 53 (born Feb. 11, 1959), last known addresses 902 Fulton in Beaumont and 450 Ozen St., St. Landry, La., was sentenced Friday Aug. 31, to a term of 50 years in the penitentiary in connection with his July 11, 2012, conviction by a jury of aggravated sexual assault of a child in the 2011 rape of a 5-year-old child at his Beaumont residence.

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Beaumont Police welcomed three new officers to the department Thursday, Aug 23: Yatara Martin, James Wesley Powell and John Woods.

Martin has previously worked as a juvenile corrections officer for the Texas Youth Commission and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Lamar University. Martin said she has always wanted to be a police officer.

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