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News release from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

An 18-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been arrested for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced Jan. 14.

Trey Joseph Frederick was arrested today pursuant to a criminal complaint issued by the U.S. District Court charging him with violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.  Frederick appeared in federal court this afternoon on the charges.

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Sherylen Tate

A woman who died in a fatal traffic accident Jan. 12 has been identified as 44-year-old Beaumont resident Sherylen Engelbrecht Tate, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

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Michale Hoke

Educator and environmental champion Michael Hoke of Orange died Wednesday, Jan. 13.

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Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames

Those looking for a chauffer to taxi them about the streets of Beaumont will soon have an option in utilizing what the city has termed “Transportation Network Companies” (

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Orange City Council

Citing a need to acquire more space to house city offices, city of Orange officials are looking to move from their historic downtown locale to property currently serving as the First Financial Bank.

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Chief Operations Officer Robert Calvert

Despite multiple indictments and convictions already attributed to fraud and fiscal mismanagement at the Beaumont Independent School District, officials are still looking to root out any remaining nefarious actors with the help of tipsters. In that vein, BISD launched a Tip Line on Monday, Jan.

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Michael Truncale

Thursday, Jan. 7, Gov. Greg Abbott announced the appointment of Beaumont attorney Michael Truncale to the Austin-based Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board for a term set to expire Feb. 1, 2021.

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Kirvis Fontenot

Beaumont Independent School District is down an administrator this week as longtime district employee Kirvis Fontenot was first questioned by criminal investigators at his Pathways alternative school campus and then given leave of his officials duties in short succession.

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Tilman Fertitta raises a glass of champagne in celebration of the grand opening

Tilman Fertitta, chairman, CEO, and sole shareholder of Landry’s Inc. and one of America’s wealthiest businessmen, will star in CNBC’s new original primetime series, “Billion Dollar Buyer,” premiering Tuesday, March 22 at 9 p.m. CST.

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Friends and family of a Port Neches Middle School student who shattered his pelvis when he fell 30 feet on Nov. 23 are holding a barbecue benefit to raise funds for his medical treatment. 

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