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Francisco ‘Paco’ Chavez with his three children David, Emmanuel and Alexia.

Randy Blanchard, although pleading guilty and negotiating sentencing for the crime of driving drunk and killing a man four years ago, was able to delay punishment yet again pursuant to a proceeding in Judge Raquel West’s 252nd District Court in Jefferson County on Monday, July 11.

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Police in Vidor arrested an Orange resident for multiple outstanding warrants after the motorcyclist's showboating warranted a traffic stop July 13, reports Officer Lee Brading of the Vidor Police Department. 

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A suspect identified by police as a member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) was arrested in Vidor July 8 for public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia after callers reported the man was harassing female passersby, asking if they were "looking for a good time."

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Lamar State College Port Arthur has been selected as one of just 68 institutions of higher education from across the nation to take part in the Second Chance Pell Grant program, announced the Department of Education on Friday, June 24.

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The staff of Big Thicket National Preserve invites everyone to explore the thicket by taking advantage of the ranger-led programs being offered in the months of May-August.

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Bob Wortham

A backlog of felony cases in the Jefferson County Courthouse has Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham looking for outside-the-box initiatives to expedite justice.

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Fire Station No. 11

During a meeting July 12, the Beaumont City Council unanimously approved an earnest money contract for the sale of the historic Fire Station No. 11 on Sabine Pass Avenue, and City Manager Kyle Hayes addressed concerns that firefighters waiting for the completion of the new No. 11 may not have a place to work now.

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Fire Station No. 11

During a meeting July 12, the Beaumont City Council unanimously approved an earnest money contract for the sale of the historic Fire Station No. 11 on Sabine Pass Avenue, and City Manager Kyle Hayes addressed concerns that firefighters waiting for the completion of the new No. 11 may not have a place to work now.

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Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath

UPDATE 

The current individual members of the Beaumont Independent School District (“BISD”) Board of Managers have announced they will step down from their positions no later than the end of May 2017. The Board of Managers made this announcement Thursday, July 21, at its monthly general meeting.

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With Orange County recently agreeing to tax abatements related to the program and numerous substandard structures identified by code enforcers having already been demolished, the city of Vidor is making excellent progress in its “Pride and Progress” initiative, reports City Manager Mike

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