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At approximately 2:15 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 24, officers with the Beaumont Police Department responded to the 5500 block of Calder in reference to an alarm and were soon notified that a robbery had just occurred at the convenient store. According to the clerk, a black male 5’7” approximately 160 lbs, dressed in all black and wearing a camouflage mask and gloves entered the store with a pistol and demanded money from the clerk.

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Justice of the Peace Brad Burnett

Starting Sept. 1, juveniles not attending class as mandated by law will no longer face stiff criminal penalties should they not comply with compulsory attendance, according to new legislation passed in Texas this summer.

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John Dal Santo with his grandson Jacob Davis (left) and Boy Scout Troop 601

Jacob Davis’ Eagle Scout project was more than just a chore for the 16-year-old Beaumont teen. He completed the wheelchair accessible planter’s box not only for Calder Woods residents to enjoy, but also in hopes of stimulating his grandfather’s memories of working in his garden when he lived at home.

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Dancers from Ashland’s Affirming Arts Studio visited Calder Woods retirement community in Beaumont on Monday, July 27, to entertain residents. Resident Edith Lee, 99 (pictured), especially enjoyed the visit. Ashland’s Affirming Arts Studio owner Ashley Landry-Breaux said the studio regularly visits retirement communities in the area. “This is something that we do,” Landry-Breaux said.

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Cameron Kaminsky

Statement from the Hamshire-Fannet Independent School District regarding the death of student Cameron Kaminsky:

"HFISD is saddened to learn of the tragedy that has occurred within our small, close-knit community.  Our thoughts and condolences go out to the families who have been affected by this sad incident. 

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A local man was injured while assisting an officer investigating a call reporting a disturbance at a Vidor apartment complex on Aug. 15. The man jumped in to help the law enforcer, who was struggling with a suspect he believed was physically abusing a woman inside the apartment, the Vidor Police Department reports.

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An police officer confiscated a gas mask, duct tape, and bolt cutters - items he believed could be used in a burglary - after stopping two cyclists in Orange on Aug. 20, reports the Orange Police Department.

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School is almost back in session, and the Beaumont Police Department is offering some back-to-school safety tips meant to keep students safe in preparation of the big opening day.

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Jim Sanderson (left) and the cover of his new book, Hill Country Property

Award-winning author and Lamar University professor Jim Sanderson has released his eighth novel, Hill Country Property, the prequel to his riveting murder mystery Nothing to Lose, which follows the Beaumont adventures of a failed lawyer turned PI, Roger Jackson, who finds himself entangled in a murder investigation when police discov

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Ashley Bowden mugshot

An Examiner investigation has revealed that the Beaumont Independent School District has been paying administrative leave to a counseling clerk since April, although district officials have not answered queries as to why an at-will employee has been afforded concessions typically reserved for contract employees.

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