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Vidor Mayor Robert Viator is asking for patience from citizens impacted by the closure of East Tram Road due to road damage caused by construction as Walmart expands its existing store at the location into a Supercenter – a $15.4 million project.

Vidor City Manager Mike Kunst sent notice in March that the road would be closed for approximately 7 to 10 days as dump trucks brought about 8,000 loads of dirt to the construction site via East Tram. A short time later, the city sent notice stating the road would be closed indefinitely due to potentially hazardous conditions.

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Even though he paid out three-quarters of a million dollars to the Beaumont Independent School District earlier this year to settle a civil lawsuit brought by his former employer, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Gayle Botley was not making any concessions when he fought to keep his professional license this week in Austin. 

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On June 25 at about 6:00 p.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at a local hospital in reference to a woman who had arrived with chest pains. When deputies arrived, they were notified by hospital staff that the victim had several puncture wounds to her head and face area.

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UPDATE, June 30: Police have arrested and charged a local man with the murder of Cedathion Dill. According to Officer Carol Riley of the Beaumot Police Department, June 30 investigators arrested Darius Trevon Gardiner, a 24-year-old Beaumont man, in relation to the shooting incident that claimed Dill's life a day earlier.

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Police are investigating the shooting death of a 35-year-old Beaumont man that occurred on Magnolia Street in an area that has been recently rocked by gun violence, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD). 

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested John Aaron Burney, 43, of Palestine, on one count of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony. Burney could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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