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With his second trial slated to start next week, Beaumont electrician Calvin Gary Walker pleaded guilty Tuesday, July 17, to failure to pay federal income taxes, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.

Walker was under indictment on 37 counts of fraud and other charges alleging he over-billed taxpayers by submitting falsified invoices to the Beaumont Independent School District for electrical work. He was tried in December 2011 but jurors were deadlocked, failing to reach a verdict, and U.S. Judge Ron Clark declared a mistrial in the case. Clark reset the case for July.

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Randall Stephenson photo

 

In reaction to a petition campaign asking him to speak out against the Boy Scouts of America’s current ban on gay scouts and gay scout leaders, Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T and an executive board member with the Boy Scouts, has announced that he not only supports an end to the ban -- but will also commit to ending it.

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Examiner correspondent Brenda Cannon Henley took this photo in Mauriceville off Hwy. 12 around noon Friday, July 13. Officials have placed that area, and other parts of Orange County, under flash flood warning until 3 p.m. with more rain predicted for the next five days.

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HT Staffing gives clients information, flexibility and people

If you want the straight message about the employment situation in the Golden Triangle, go to the source. HT Staffing finds jobs for people and people for jobs, and has a finger the pulse of the local hiring scene.

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Boomtown BBQ working to overcome obscure hideaway

The real estate agents’ mantra about location might be a cliché, but it expresses an underlying truth – an identical house or property can increase or decrease in value due to its location.

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