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Several months of investigation by Examiner staffers have revealed a saturation of illegal casino-style gambling outlets in Southeast Texas, with some game room owners grossing $3 million or more in unreported earnings a month. Dozens of game rooms have been identified all over the Golden Triangle, raking in thousands of dollars a day in proceeds for the business owners, and paying out cash under the table to patrons. Still, local law enforcement officers say they are limited in what they can do to stop it. 

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A woman was sent to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont with non-life-threatening injuries Monday, Oct. 1, after she lost control of her Dodge pickup at Interstate Highway 10 near W. Pine Street. 

Police said they arrived on the scene at approximately 1:30 p.m. to find the woman disoriented.

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scene of the accident

Andrea Richard of Sulphur, La., says she had never been in a wreck before. But after Friday afternoon, Sept. 28, she and her 7-year-old granddaughter will have their own cautionary tale to tell.

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According to a press release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, 35 year-old Travis J. Guillory, who last resided at 3095 Roberts St. in Beaumont, was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in the state penitentiary in connection with a 2011 narcotics investigation.

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According to a press release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, 35 year-old Travis J. Guillory, who last resided at 3095 Roberts St. in Beaumont, was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in the state penitentiary in connection with a 2011 narcotics investigation.

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According to Alzheimer’s Association’s Web site, “Alzheimer’s Action Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the disease and the need for more education, support and research. Millions of families across the United States and the world are affected by this disease.” The association encouraged everyone to wear purple on Sept. 21 to show their support for fighting the disease. Beaumont Health Care Center did its part to by holding a balloon release and concert for patients to raise public awareness of the disease.

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2013 budget addresses problems, expensive fixes


The city of Beaumont is trying to keeping its financial house in order, despite the litany of expensive water and road projects on the horizon.


With a 5 percent increase in water utility rates and a 3.5 percent rise in taxable property values, the city is hoping to pay down much of its $200 million outstanding bond debt without raising any more taxes.

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Weekend of events honors Vietnam veterans

 

Veterans gathered the weekend of Sept. 21-23 to raise funds for a monument to Vietnam veterans to be built in front of the state capitol in Austin. Vietnam Veterans of America Inc. Chapter 292 and the city of Beaumont united to close the fundraising gap for the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument.

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According to the a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, an inmate confined at the Federal Prison Complex in Beaumont has pleaded guilty to racketeering charges, including conspiracy to commit murder, in a Maryland-based case.

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UPDATE: Jacoby Holman, a man who police say murdered Trazayre Sanders, 20, of Beaumont, was back in court Monday April 15.

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