The News

With more and more reports of Southeast Texans doubling as victims of scams, and identity theft and manipulation, area agencies are taking the offensive – targeting scammers and thieves for prosecution, and assisting victims caught up in their webs.

Consumer beware

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Judges say photo ID requirement burden on the poor

 

A federal court has ruled against a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November.

A three-judge panel in Washington ruled Thursday that the law imposes "strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor" and noted that racial minorities in Texas are more likely to live in poverty.

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While a little over a hundred people noshed on cookies and water inside the Ozen High School gym for the retirement “Extravaganza” of Beaumont Independent School District Superintendent Carrol Thomas, some citizens elected to stay out in the heat instead and exercise their First Amendment right of free speech.

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The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, known for its extreme violence and blatant disregard for the law, is in a “state of disarray” thanks to the collective efforts of both state and federal agencies that have worked together to dismantle the statewide gang.

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Beaumont Animal Services and Beaumont EMS responded to a call about a dog attacking a postal carrier Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 1465 Irma in Beaumont’s south end. Upon the officer’s arrival, the victim, Alice Richmond, was being treated by EMS for multiple punctures and lacerations to her hands, legs, torso and face. Richmond was later transferred to St. Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment. Apparently the dog had broken free of a chain while the mail carrier was delivering mail to 1465 Irma.

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