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A crudely written message scrawled on the bathroom wall at Tekoa Academy drew a response from the Port Arthur Police Department, including evacuation of the school at 326 Thomas Blvd. in Port Arthur, but in the end it was just an early release for  Tekoa students.

Nestor S. Castillo (inset) and Raphiel D. Boyd

Two men are in the Jefferson County jail after a pair of robberies in Beaumont’s Oaks Historic District and the North End.

On April 15, police say Raphiel D. Boyd, 19, of Beaumont, robbed a 43-year-old man about 7:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of Angelina in the Oaks Historic District. Brandishing a handgun, BPD Detective Jesus Tamayo said Boyd was after electronics.

Larry Prejeas was able to lay his bike over and avoid serious injury.

Two motorists were hospitalized Friday, April 19 about 10 a.m. after a motorcycle/passenger vehicle collision at the intersection of Liberty and MLK Parkway in Beaumont.

Phi  Beta Delta

The Lamar University Phi Beta Delta International Scholars Honors Society Beta Xi Chapter inducted nine students and nine faculty members Monday, April 15. The society recognizes students and faculty for outstanding international academic work.

Multiple shots were fired through the back window of this Nissan Altima.

A Bridge City man has died some two weeks after he was shot in the head in a drug deal in north Beaumont.

In a press release, police identified Nicholas Rosen, 22, as the deceased, saying he died April 18 as a result of a gunshot wound to the back of the head suffered on April 4.

Police said Rosen was a passenger in a Nissan sedan buying drugs in the 10000 block of Gage Street when, shortly after completion of the drug deal, an unknown suspect opened fire into the back of the vehicle, striking Rosen.