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New facility replaces storm-damaged Harvest Club

 

The Beaumont City Council held its weekly meeting at the new Event Centre on July 10, giving the public the first opportunity to view the site. The massive windows looked out over rain falling on the pond in front of the building; inside, the council conducted business as usual in the new structure at 700 Crockett St.

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Goodwill Industries of Southeast Texas President/CEO James Dreiling expected to miss a few calls and maybe a few office walk-ins while officials from the nonprofit attended a national Goodwill conference scheduled for late June into early July, but returning home to see The Examiner’s July 5 issue with an article highlighting activist calls for a Goodwill boycott really took the veteran do-gooder by surprise.

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With his second trial slated to start next week, Beaumont electrician Calvin Gary Walker pleaded guilty Tuesday, July 17, to failure to pay federal income taxes, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.

Walker was under indictment on 37 counts of fraud and other charges alleging he over-billed taxpayers by submitting falsified invoices to the Beaumont Independent School District for electrical work. He was tried in December 2011 but jurors were deadlocked, failing to reach a verdict, and U.S. Judge Ron Clark declared a mistrial in the case. Clark reset the case for July.

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Randall Stephenson photo

 

In reaction to a petition campaign asking him to speak out against the Boy Scouts of America’s current ban on gay scouts and gay scout leaders, Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T and an executive board member with the Boy Scouts, has announced that he not only supports an end to the ban -- but will also commit to ending it.

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Examiner correspondent Brenda Cannon Henley took this photo in Mauriceville off Hwy. 12 around noon Friday, July 13. Officials have placed that area, and other parts of Orange County, under flash flood warning until 3 p.m. with more rain predicted for the next five days.

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HT Staffing gives clients information, flexibility and people

If you want the straight message about the employment situation in the Golden Triangle, go to the source. HT Staffing finds jobs for people and people for jobs, and has a finger the pulse of the local hiring scene.

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Boomtown BBQ working to overcome obscure hideaway

The real estate agents’ mantra about location might be a cliché, but it expresses an underlying truth – an identical house or property can increase or decrease in value due to its location.

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Summer vacation isn’t about sun, sand and relaxation for everybody.

For three law students with ties to the Beaumont area, this summer has proven to be a chance to put the theory and reading they’ve done in law school to the test under the watchful and experienced eye of longtime judge and attorney Bob Wortham.

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A Groves family is taking legal action against the company that sold them a $20,000 service dog after the company, Guardian Angel Service Dogs, itself threatened litigation if the family didn’t turn over all the money it raised from fundraisers almost five months ago.

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West Brook High School Principal Bill Daniels is leaving, officials from the Beaumont Independent School District have confirmed. According to sources from within the district, Daniels will be accepting a position as the new principal at Atascacocita High School in the Humble Independent School District. Former West Brook coach Craig Stump moved to Atascacocita High School earlier this year to accept the school’s head football/ campus coordinator position.

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