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The Texas Departments of Public Safety (DPS) responded to an overnight collision near Kountze at approximately 9 p.m.that resulted in the deaths of two residents of Lewisville, Texas.  According to initial reports of the crash, a 2017 Dodge truck driven by James Ritter, 34, of Silsbee, was traveling southbound on Highway 326 followed by James Horton, 34, and Casey Tania Horton, 35, on a 2014 Harley Davidson.

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There will be a Ward 4 Town Hall Meeting hosted by Mayor Pro-Tem/Ward 4 Councilmember Robin Mouton on Thursday, Nov. 1 starting at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m. at Central park Community Center. The Town Hall will allow attendees to learn and ask questions about city operations, construction projects and more in the city of Beaumont. Central Park Community Center is located at 640 Fourth Street. 

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Christopher Drucker

Following an investigation by The Examiner and through the efforts of law enforcers from probation officers to prosecutors, a convicted counterfeiter and registered sex offender who molested an 11-year-old girl and who has failed multiple times to comply with sex offender registry rules has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for violating the terms of his felony probation.

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A man accused of using the “dark web” to search for a young girl to sexually assault, kill, and cannibalize was in a Beaumont federal courtroom on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The dark web, part of the internet not frequented by the general populace and not readily accessible through generic means, has been long plagued with unsavory – and, frequently – untraceable activity. 

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McFaddin Beach

mong Southeast Texas losses to storms devastating the Gulf Coast, many of Jefferson County’s beaches and protective sand dune barriers have been costly casualties. Thanks to public and private support, however, recovery is in progress.

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Individuals and businesses seeking Workforce Solutions services in south Jefferson County will soon have a new facility to access employment programs and services. The new Workforce Solutions Center will open Monday, Nov. 5 and is located at 4680 FM 365 near Twin City Highway. 

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Donald Olivier, a 72-year-old Vidor man was killed the morning of Thursday, Nov. 1 after being by hit by a white Hyundai SUV travelling south on 11thStreet when it moved to the center lane to make a left turn on to Broadway, according to preliminary investigations by Beaumont Police. Beaumont EMS transported Olivier to St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

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Beaumont City Council has made Beaumont as a Bee City thanks to a vote by council on Oct. 23, making it the 77thBee City in the nation. The title brings with it the designation of the Bee City Beaumont Committee as facilitators of Beaumont’s new efforts to engage the community in promoting pollinator conservation and celebrating being a Bee City USA community by proclaiming the brand with public awareness activities. 

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On Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, the Jefferson County grand jurors returned indictments against numerous individuals for alleged crimes that took place in the presence of a child.

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The Department of Public Safety found the body of a woman who was reported missing earlier in the day on Wednesday Oct. 31. The body of 36-year-old Cherie Kay Trahan was found near Veteran’s Memorial Bridge on SH 87 and Port Arthur Police were called to the scene after discovery.

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