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Nestor S. Castillo (inset) and Raphiel D. Boyd

Two men are in the Jefferson County jail after a pair of robberies in Beaumont’s Oaks Historic District and the North End.

On April 15, police say Raphiel D. Boyd, 19, of Beaumont, robbed a 43-year-old man about 7:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of Angelina in the Oaks Historic District. Brandishing a handgun, BPD Detective Jesus Tamayo said Boyd was after electronics.

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Larry Prejeas was able to lay his bike over and avoid serious injury.

Two motorists were hospitalized Friday, April 19 about 10 a.m. after a motorcycle/passenger vehicle collision at the intersection of Liberty and MLK Parkway in Beaumont.

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Phi  Beta Delta

The Lamar University Phi Beta Delta International Scholars Honors Society Beta Xi Chapter inducted nine students and nine faculty members Monday, April 15. The society recognizes students and faculty for outstanding international academic work.

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Multiple shots were fired through the back window of this Nissan Altima.

A Bridge City man has died some two weeks after he was shot in the head in a drug deal in north Beaumont.

In a press release, police identified Nicholas Rosen, 22, as the deceased, saying he died April 18 as a result of a gunshot wound to the back of the head suffered on April 4.

Police said Rosen was a passenger in a Nissan sedan buying drugs in the 10000 block of Gage Street when, shortly after completion of the drug deal, an unknown suspect opened fire into the back of the vehicle, striking Rosen.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths of 15 cattle found shot on a private-property area of Mansfield Ferry Road in Vidor. Sheriff Keith Merritt said his office was alerted to the incident Monday, April 15, at approximately 8:50 a.m. by a concerned citizen traveling by the scene of the crime. According to a press release from Sgt. Chad Hogan, the cattle were all female and included several calves.

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After 15 years, the Golden Triangle Fair Housing Conference is gearing up for another year of helping the citizens of Southeast Texas educate themselves about local jobs and home ownership.

The 16th annual Fair Housing Conference will be held in the Beaumont Civic Center on April 24 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. A free box lunch will be served with lots of door prizes waiting for those who attend, said Londie Jones, who is spearheading this year’s event.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with local police departments and other agencies, arrested 30 individuals on felony charges of delivery of a controlled substance during a warrant roundup Tuesday, April 16.

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According to the Entergy Texas website, more than 6,000 local residents were without power Sunday, April 14, as were six refineries in the Port Arthur area including Motiva Port Arthur, Valero, Flint Hills, Total, DuPont and Huntsman.

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After being expelled from her church, Jessie Mae Jackson, a lifelong member of the Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Port Arthur, said she just wanted their pastor to be more transparent with the church’s finances.

“There was a lot of conflict of interest going on,” she said. “A lot of nepotism, just stuff that wasn’t right.”

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A counselor manning the Spindletop Center crisis hotline listened as Hollie Arredondo told him her son was trying to kick in the door of her Nederland apartment. Then, after a crash the counselor thought to be the door finally giving way, the connection was abruptly severed.

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