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While a little over a hundred people noshed on cookies and water inside the Ozen High School gym for the retirement “Extravaganza” of Beaumont Independent School District Superintendent Carrol Thomas, some citizens elected to stay out in the heat instead and exercise their First Amendment right of free speech.

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The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, known for its extreme violence and blatant disregard for the law, is in a “state of disarray” thanks to the collective efforts of both state and federal agencies that have worked together to dismantle the statewide gang.

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Beaumont Animal Services and Beaumont EMS responded to a call about a dog attacking a postal carrier Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 1465 Irma in Beaumont’s south end. Upon the officer’s arrival, the victim, Alice Richmond, was being treated by EMS for multiple punctures and lacerations to her hands, legs, torso and face. Richmond was later transferred to St. Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment. Apparently the dog had broken free of a chain while the mail carrier was delivering mail to 1465 Irma.

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Beaumont Police are investigating a homicide and an aggravated assault that occurred late Monday night, Aug. 27. 

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 Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Michael Williams as Texas Commissioner of Education.

 Williams has the leadership experience and a background in education.  He has served the U.S. Department of Education as Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights. He was preceded in that position by current U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas who I worked with at the Department of Education.

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A 49-year-old Anahuac man has pleaded guilty in a murder-for-hire scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, United States Attorney John M. Bales announced on Monday, Aug. 20. The accused, David Houston Sartin, pleaded guilty to attempted kidnapping and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence before U.S. District Judge Thad Hartfield.

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On Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at approximately 12:02 a.m.,  BPD patrol officers responded to 2300 block of Pierce in reference to a robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, a delivery driver for Domino's Pizza, located at 3970 E. Lucas, told officers he had been robbed.

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A recent survey conducted by the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (TCJC) found 64 percent of 73 county probation departments evaluated in Texas had insufficient funding for county juvenile probation departments. The survey included urban, rural and medium-sized counties. According to TCJC, these funds are needed to sufficiently implement the best practices for reductions in juvenile crime and recidivism or habitual relapse into crime.

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Project to convert Sabine Pass facility to export LNG

 

By the time Golden Pass Partners decided this month to apply for permits to convert its facility along the intracoastal canal to include the ability to liquefy and export natural gas, its rival across the river Cheniere Energy Partners was almost ready to start construction on converting its facility.

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Conversion would mean $10 billion investment, 9,000 jobs

 

Golden Pass Products LLC (Golden Pass) has submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Golden Pass LNG receiving terminal at Sabine Pass.


The proposed project involves construction of natural gas liquefaction and export capabilities at the existing Golden Pass LNG facility. A final investment decision will be made following government and regulatory approvals.

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