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Mugshots of Daryl Johnson, Erin Johnson and Kailyn Pete

The fight against public corruption in Jefferson County continued Wednesday, Aug. 6, as a federal grand jury indicted three more former Beaumont Independent School District employees who are charged with embezzling money from a program receiving federal funds. Two of those indicted are alleged to have never actually worked for the district.

Creighton awaiting results on election night

State Rep. Brandon Creighton of Conroe defeated fellow Republican and State Rep. Steve Toth of The Woodlands to gain the Texas Senate District 4 seat in a special runoff election Tuesday, Aug. 5.

photo by Kevin King

Community Bank of Texas presented the 100 Club of Southeast Texas with its first Survivors Benefit sponsorship Tuesday, Aug. 5, at a check presentation ceremony at the Community Bank of Texas Delaware location in Beaumont.

The $50,000 contribution will fund one full life benefit to the spouse and dependent children of a law enforcement officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty, said Zack Shelton, 100 Club of Southeast Texas president.

photo courtesy of Beaumont Fire and Rescue

Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported structure fire at 1792 Hazel shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 6.

When firefighters arrived, they found the front of the house on fire. Firefighters were able to control the fire within minutes and the fire damage was moderate. The house was vacant with no utilities connected. The cause of the fire appears to be deliberate, Beaumont Fire and Rescue said in a press release.


A knife-wielding suspect in Beaumont robbed Safe Credit Union on 11th Street this morning, Aug. 7, at about 9:35 a.m., Beaumont Police report.