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The double murder of 83-year-old Richard Ames and 85-year-old Edna Phillips, who were violently stabbed to death at Ames' Vidor home in 2015, shocked and appalled the small community with the police chief at the time, Dave Shows, describing the killings as "the most senseless, brutal murders" he'd ever seen as a longtime law enforcer.

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Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced Friday, Aug. 11, the appointment of two new members to the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) Board of Managers. The seven-member board was reduced by the resignation of Dr. Jimmy Simmons, Lenny Caballero and Jack Carroll last month.

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On Friday, August 11, at 7:30 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to an apartment in the 2800 block of Pine Street in reference to a disturbance, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

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On Friday, August 11, shortly after 3:00 AM, Beaumont Fire-Rescue units responded to a structure fire reported at in the 2300 block of Emile Street, Capt. Brad Penisson said in a release.

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Freddie Titus

An “ambassador for mankind,” Lamar University’s Freddie Titus took a different path when he discovered the joy of serving others over self. He has brought that approach to his teaching and service beyond the campus.

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