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Update: A 46-year-old man was found after police reported him missing about 3 p.m. Satruday, May 11. 

Police said a passerby saw David Lee Julian walking his bike on Interstate 10 and called police. 

Lee was recently hospitalized for stroke, according to a press release. 

Previous Reporting

Police said a 46-year-old man is missing in the 2200 block of McFaddin Avenue in Beaumont. 

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A woman in fear for her life shot and killed her husband in Tyler County on Thursday, May 9, sheriff’s deputies said.

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A student reportedly injured a West Orange-Stark Middle School teacher during an altercation at the school on May 8, according to a report from the Orange Police Department (OPD).

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A student reportedly injured a West Orange-Stark Middle School teacher during an altercation at the school on May 8, according to a report from the Orange Police Department (OPD).

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Beaumont was inundated with heavy rain and winds last night, May 9, but the worst might not yet be over. 

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Orange and Jefferson county sheriff’s offices are conducting a death investigation after a body was discovered in the Neches River near the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge this past weekend.

According to the report from the OCSO, the body was found Sunday, May 5 behind Gerdau Steel Mill near the Port of Beaumont. Orange County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Judge Derry Dunn ordered an autopsy.

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Almost a year after a group of Kountze High School students sparked a national debate when they made high school run-through banners with Bible verses for Friday night football games, Judge Steven Thomas’ 356th District Court in Hardin County officially ruled the girls can have their religious banners. 

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Ken “The Dauber” Pridgeon with one of his portraits.

They are our sons and daughters. Husbands and wives, brothers and sisters. They are the nearly 600 fallen Texas heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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With less than four years in the Port Arthur Independent School District superintendent’s seat, Dr. Johnny Brown has accepted an early buy-out package, which will effectively end his employment with PAISD June 30. Brown announced his resignation March 28, saying he would fulfill the remainder of his contract – until September 2014 – before leaving his post.

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After more than two weeks of testimony in the capital murder trial of convicted Jefferson County courthouse shooter Bartholomew Granger, jurors have decided the self-described “Mr. Hyde” will be put to death.

The death penalty for Granger comes after a week’s worth of recorded jailhouse phone conversations were presented to jurors during the sentencing phase of the trial. This prompted Granger to make sudden outbursts, cursing at jurors and attorneys in open court. As a result, Granger’s defense questioned their client’s sanity.

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