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Patricia Adams Lambert and her husband enter the federal courthouse in Beaumont

Admitted embezzler and former Beaumont Independent School District assistant superintendent Patricia Adams Collins Lambert could lose more than just her freedom when she answers to the federal government regarding the hundreds of thousands of dollars she is accused of stealing from the students of the school district that paid her in excess of $100,000 annually for her services.


UPDATE: All eastbound lanes of I-10 East at Taylor's Bayou reopened around 4:50 p.m. 


Sheri Smith and Kim Leblanc with Koby Hoffpauir at the Feb. 9 sentencing.

Feb. 24, 2013, was a dark day for the family of Vallie “Sweetie” Wilkinson.

Marilyn Smith, executive director of Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas

As long as Marilyn Smith has been working at Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas, her mission has always been to be a steward of her community — to not just help people find a job, but to also help them receive the training and skills they need to gain and retain meaningful employment.

Mauro Cano Moreno, 30, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, around 11:30 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies observed a white Volvo tractor trailer truck travelling eastbound failing to drive in a single lane. Deputies initiated a traffic stop on eastbound Interstate 10 near the 861 mile marker.

During the traffic stop, consent to search the vehicle was given; during the search of the vehicle, deputies located 60 bundles of cocaine determined to weigh about 132 pounds with an approximate street value of $4.8 million.