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The alligator believed to have killed Tommie Woodward was found dead July 6.

UPDATE July 9, 2015: Texas game wardens have completed their investigation into an alligator attack that resulted in the death of Tommie Woodard, 28, and investigators concluded the unprecedented circumstances of the case, believed to be the first fatal alligator attack in Texas on record, warrant no further action.


The Orange County Commissioners' Court will hold a Public Workshop Session on county human resource polices and procedures  Wednesday, July 8. The workshop begins at 9 a.m. in the Commissioner's Courtroom, located in the Orange County Administration Building.

Topics to be discussed will human resource policies and specifically items identified in sections 200-400 of the Orange County Human Resource Policy Manual, including wage and salary administration, employee benefits and services, standards of conduct and employee corrective action.

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The Beaumont Police Department invites the public to an open meeting and facilitated discussion with Chief James Singletary and his staff. According to BPD, this forum is an opportunity for the police department and Beaumont residents to share information and exchange ideas on solving challenges facing the community.

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A one-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 sent five to the hospital Saturday evening.

At approximately 5:25 p.m. Saturday, July 4, a 2008 Pontiac passenger vehicle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 when the driver lost control near mile marker 836 in Jefferson County after possibly falling asleep at the wheel, Trooper Stephanie Davis said in a release. The vehicle rolled over several times before coming to rest. 

Audwin Samuel's Samuel & Son Law Firm is at 2226 Hazel St., Beaumont.

Beaumont Ward 3 City Councilman Audwin Samuel’s battle for a specific use permit (SUP) to run his law office out of a residence in the Oaks Historic District is seemingly over after the Beaumont City Council unanimously denied his request for the permit and a new public hearing.