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The Vidor community and school district administrators were shocked when high school business teacher Lauren Leigh Courmier was arrested with more than 9 ounces of methamphetamine in November 2015,

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For the Houston Zoo’s pair of elderly male African painted dogs, Tuesday, April 26, brought a whole lot of excitement as they were introduced to their new pack-mates, three female dogs that recently moved to Houston from a zoo in the UK.

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A late night auto-pedestrian accident claimed the life of a Buna man April 27, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported in a news release.

According to Davis, the crash occurred last night at approximately 11:30 p.m. on US 96 at CR 722 in Jasper County. A 2013 Dodge Avenger was traveling southbound on US 96 approaching CR 722. A pedestrian was attempting to cross US 96 when he was struck by the Dodge.

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Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced that Terrence Holman, 49, of Beaumont was sentenced April 27 to a term of 25 years in the state penitentiary in connection with a 2015 aggravated robbery case of his own father.

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A recently convicted sexual predator received a stiff sentence at the hands of Jefferson County prosecutors, reports the District Attorney's Office.

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Officers in Beaumont have arrested four individuals for recent game room robberies.

Sgt. James Cody Guedry reported in a news release that "detectives have worked diligently" to identify the suspects in two separate game room robberies in Beaumont, one on March 28 and the other on April 11. 

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Officers with the Groves Police Department investigating a report of a Groves resident firing a pellet gun toward houses in a local neighborhood resulted in the arrest of one man on drug charges related to methamphetamine allegedly discovered at his home.

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Beaumont City Manager Kyle Hayes has announced he will soon retire from the city where he has served for 14 years.

Hayes announced his pending retirement after a City Council meeting Tuesday, April 26. An item pertaining to Hayes appeared on the City Council agenda for discussion during executive session. 

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Police in Beaumont reported Tuesday that they are investigating a homicide in the city after discovering the body of a deceased male.

According to a news release, officers responded to the 900 block of Sunmeadow Drive at about 7 a.m. on April 26 in reference to a possible deceased person. EMS personnel confirmed the male was deceased, and police reportedly discovered evidence that the man was the victim of a homicide.

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Beaumont ISD recently approved the Academic Calendar for the 2016-17 school year. The calendar was developed through community and staff input, committee, and administrative recommendations.

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