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A man facing murder charges for the death of a Vidor teen was convicted and sentenced to 75 years in prison last week. Aug. 27, a jury found Kelvin Lee Roy, 32, of Beaumont guilty in the Feb. 7 murder of Alexandria “Lexy” Bertrand, 16, of Vidor. Bertrand died when Roy purposefully crashed his car into her family’s vehicle.

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The recent death of legendary comedian Robin Williams brought depression and suicide into the spotlight, and Janna Fulbright of the Spindletop Center in Beaumont says the event has sparked serious discussion about mental health across the nation.

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Food charities across the nation are sounding the alarm this September during Hunger Action Month. Millions of Americans rely on their services, and the need is growing. But this month, and particularly on Sept. 4, Hunger Action Day, there’s a chance for people in the United States and locally here in Southeast Texas to do something about it.

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Testimony concluded June 26 in a three-day special education hearing pertaining to the alleged abuse and mistreatment of Pietzsch-MacArthur Elementary special needs student Triniti Thibodeaux. Aug. 28, the results of the hearing were delivered, and BISD is being held liable for the mistreatment of one of the district’s more defenseless students.

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LaKista Davis has never known what it feels like to own her own home, but thanks to the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County, she is hoping that she will embark on a new chapter of her life that includes home ownership by the end of the year.

Thursday, Aug. 28, Davis drew one step closer to realizing her dream when family, friends, and volunteers gathered at the future site of Davis’ new home on Galveston Street in Beaumont to celebrate groundbreaking on the new build.

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2014 Honey Bears

The Little Cypress -Mauriceville Honey Bear Drill Team will host a clinic for girls and boys ranging from pre-K to 8th grade to come to the school and learn a dance. This dance is choreographed and taught by student officers.

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A Silsbee man is dead as a result of a two vehicle crash in Hardin County.

Wednesday, Sept. 3, at approximately 5:20 p.m., there was a two vehicle crash at FM 92 and Airline Road in Hardin County, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis said.

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Three suspects have been arrested and charged with the Sept. 3 home invasion robbery in Nederland.

The suspects are currently in the custody of the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office in Mansfield, Louisiana on unrelated charges.

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A couple in Nederland was attacked and bound during a home invasion Sept. 3, Nederland police report, and the suspects are still on the lam.

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Rudy Williams speaks at the announcement of the naming of the building.

Officials, family and friends gathered Tuesday, Aug. 26, to formally dedicate the Rudy Williams Building at the John Gray Center complex to honor Williams for his contributions to higher education at Lamar University.

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