The News

The Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas has reversed the conviction of former Beaumont Police Officer Todd Burke in an opinion dated Wednesday, June 27.

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The Beaumont Police Department is investigating the overnight robbery of a convenience store in the north end of town.

On June 26, at 10:04 p.m., patrol division officers responded to the Fastlane located at 2810 Delaware when the clerk reported that an armed man had just robbed the store.

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A Beaumont mother is exasperated and unsure of her next move if her daughter can’t get another transfer within Beaumont Independent School District after claims of bullying and a fight caught on a camera phone prompted an earlier transfer.

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A June 18 meeting of the Port Arthur Housing Authority ended with little discussion pertaining to the event’s stated intention – to allow PAHA Executive Director Seladonio “Cele” Quesada to hire temporary employees – but commissioners did make plans to continue a conversation on the possibility of letting another employee go.

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Receiving an AT&T grant has enabled the Arc of Greater Beaumont to launch a new program for its clients, “Empowered for Employment,” much to the delight of sponsors, caregivers and staff members. This is a specially designed program to teach Arc members with intellectual and developmental disabilities how to obtain and retain employment.

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