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A gaming ordinance tabled at last week’s Beaumont City Council meeting passed unanimously on Tuesday, June 10, with a few changes.

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Chris Tritico

Beaumont Independent School District Superintendent Timothy Chargois and BISD Board of Trustees president Gwen

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While the Beaumont Independent School District administration claims they are speaking on behalf of the students of the school district, the students spoke up for themselves at a budget meeting Monday, June 9.

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A list of all the proposed RIF positions, as well as a current list of BISD central administration office employees and their salaries, can be found in the attached gallery. ***

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Investigators report that one person is deceased after what appears to be an accidental drowning in Port Arthur.

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A prostitution sting by officers of the Orange Police Department on June 4 resulted in the arrest of a repeat offender who now faces state jail felony charges, police report.

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Press release from the Department of Justice:

A 44-year-old Port Arthur, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal income tax violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.  

Theodore Paul Victor Jr. pleaded guilty to tax evasion today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin. 

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A gaming ordinance tabled at last week's Beaumont City Council meeting passed unanimously on Tuesday, June 10.

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A burglary suspect evaded deputies during a high-speed chase on Monday, June 9, that ended in what appeared to investigators to be a rollover wreck in a stolen SUV.

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With a bullet hole in his stomach and his friend laying motionless, 33-year-old Jose De Jesus Sanchez told jurors that he called his wife before crawling to the mortally wounded Jose Morales to see if he was still alive. 

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