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Dawn Williams, an aide at Austin Middle School, was fired on Thursday, May 3, after she was arrested by the Beaumont Independent School District Police Department following her confession to showing pornographic images on her phone to students, said Craig Eichhorn, communications specialist for the district.

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BEAUMONT – A federal judge has sentenced a 36-year-old Dallas man in connection with his role in a pair of complex, lucrative oil and gas Ponzi schemes that operated in Michigan and Texas, announced Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

 

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As May days take over the calendar, students in the Beaumont Independent School District are anticipating prom, graduation, summer break and gang violence. While most of the coming activities are touted as memories to be cherished for a lifetime, teens in Southeast Texas who aren’t affiliated with gang activity have come to fear “5/9 Hoova Day,” celebrated every May 9 in the metropolitan area.

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A savage beating caught on an eighth-grade student’s cell phone led to his suspension after he posted it to his Facebook profile, and now Trevion Gaines’ mother is planning to take legal action against Beaumont Independent School District because she feels her son’s First Amendment rights were violated.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office responded to an overturned tanker truck on Interstate 10 eastbound near Brush Island Road (between Hamshire and Winnie, Texas). The tanker truck was loaded with pure ethanol, which is highly flammable, explosive and can cause respiratory difficulty. The tanker was involved in a one vehicle accident at approximately 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 2. The driver was transported to Baptist Hospital Beaumont.

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Although most people wouldn’t touch a 16-foot python with a 16-foot pole, at least one perpetrator has proved the exception to the rule and has absconded with a 16-foot yellow Burmese Python going by the name “Banana” from Gator Country located at 21159 Hwy. 365.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in recovering a yellow 16’ Burmese python that is named “Banana”.

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The beautiful turquoise Gulf Shores beach home of Jim and Cindy Srader — more th


Appraised home and land values soar nearly four years after Ike

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Christopher Michael Brown, 34 of Beaumont, was sentenced April 27 to 99 years in the state penitentiary for his role in the 2010 murder of Jimmy Hancock on July 19, 2010.

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Billy McBride, a lifelong Orange County resident in retirement, didn’t have an ambulance of preference when he called 9-1-1 to take his seriously ill sister to the hospital even though she didn’t have insurance and the family was covering costs out-of-pocket. After receiving a bill from Acadian Ambulance, however, McBride decided he’d shop around for an ambulance provider when it was time to bring his loved one back home after battling with a lengthy hospital stay.

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