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Reginald Boykin Sr. pins his son’s badge.

The Beaumont Police Department added three new officers to its ranks at a swearing-in ceremony held at the police station June 10.

Clifton “JR” Barkin

UPDATE: Not guilty: Jury accepts self-defense rationale in Mother’s Day stabbing


A Beaumont woman police and prosecutors say murdered her fiancé over a bad Mother’s Day gift in 2012 was in court this week claiming she acted in self-defense rather than out of malice.


The Joint Terrorism Task Force associated with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas in Beaumont has made an arrest in the bomb threat made at ExxonMobil on Wednesday, June 15.

A 23-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been arrested for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.  


On June 11, a gunman opened fire in the Pulse nightclub, a gay bar in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people and injuring another 53 before being gunned down by police after holding hostages inside the club for hours.

Carol Hodges and Christy Leblanc present West Brook senior Mary Kim with the 201

The Beaumont Public Schools Foundation, Inc. recently awarded scholarships to four BISD senior students. In addition to making grants available to staff and students for innovative learning ideas, the BPSF administers two endowed scholarships.