The News

According to a press release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, 35 year-old Travis J. Guillory, who last resided at 3095 Roberts St. in Beaumont, was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in the state penitentiary in connection with a 2011 narcotics investigation.

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According to Alzheimer’s Association’s Web site, “Alzheimer’s Action Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the disease and the need for more education, support and research. Millions of families across the United States and the world are affected by this disease.” The association encouraged everyone to wear purple on Sept. 21 to show their support for fighting the disease. Beaumont Health Care Center did its part to by holding a balloon release and concert for patients to raise public awareness of the disease.

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2013 budget addresses problems, expensive fixes


The city of Beaumont is trying to keeping its financial house in order, despite the litany of expensive water and road projects on the horizon.


With a 5 percent increase in water utility rates and a 3.5 percent rise in taxable property values, the city is hoping to pay down much of its $200 million outstanding bond debt without raising any more taxes.

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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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