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Chef Monica drives her Bánh Mon trailer through legal loophole

 

When the Beaumont City Council approved a tough new ordinance in 2009 to regulate taco trucks, barbecue stands on wheels and other mobile food vendors, it was responding to complaints about food handling and public safety from citizens, including some restaurant operators concerned when the trucks set up shop near their eateries – and because these mobile units did not bear the high overhead costs associated with building and health code compliance.

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The Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas has reversed the conviction of former Beaumont Police Officer Todd Burke in an opinion dated Wednesday, June 27.

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The Beaumont Police Department is investigating the overnight robbery of a convenience store in the north end of town.

On June 26, at 10:04 p.m., patrol division officers responded to the Fastlane located at 2810 Delaware when the clerk reported that an armed man had just robbed the store.

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A Beaumont mother is exasperated and unsure of her next move if her daughter can’t get another transfer within Beaumont Independent School District after claims of bullying and a fight caught on a camera phone prompted an earlier transfer.

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A June 18 meeting of the Port Arthur Housing Authority ended with little discussion pertaining to the event’s stated intention – to allow PAHA Executive Director Seladonio “Cele” Quesada to hire temporary employees – but commissioners did make plans to continue a conversation on the possibility of letting another employee go.

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Receiving an AT&T grant has enabled the Arc of Greater Beaumont to launch a new program for its clients, “Empowered for Employment,” much to the delight of sponsors, caregivers and staff members. This is a specially designed program to teach Arc members with intellectual and developmental disabilities how to obtain and retain employment.

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Examiner Corp. reporters, graphic designers and photographers scored big when members of the Press Club of Southeast Texas gathered June 8 for the Annual Newsmaker of the Year/Excellence in Media Awards Banquet, where the best submissions in public relations, newspaper, magazine, television, radio and Internet were announced.

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On June 25, Beaumont Animal Services officers received a complaint concerning a young Lab puppy that had been left in a hot car in front of Parkdale Mall.

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Electrician Calvin Walker's second trial on charges of defrauding the Beaumont Independent School District will start in Beaumont on July 23 after a federal judge's ruling on Thursday. U.S. District Judge Ron Clark ruled that if 60 jurors can't be found within two days of the trial's start, it will be moved to Lufkin and the trial will start on July 30.

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The Wheeler's with magazine

When TOTAL electrical engineer Beth Wheeler volunteered to serve as a docent for the Catholic Daughters Tour in a home belonging to Maggie Reynolds in the old historic district of Orange, she had no idea what adventure she and fellow engineer and husband, Kenneth, were about to begin. The Reynolds’ home intrigued Beth, and she simply fell in love with the old neighborhood where folks were friendly, homes were open, and the general atmosphere so reminded her of days gone by in her memory.

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