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White defeats Hamilton; Beaumont candidates lose Congressional bids

 

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When officials overseeing payroll at the Beaumont Independent School District learned Friday, May 25, of overtime discrepancies coming from the maintenance department, punishment was swiftly handed down on the employee suspected of stealing funds.

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John Beard might be gone from the Port Arthur City Council, but that doesn’t mean there was no excitement at the Tuesday, May 29, meeting.

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The 100 Club of Southeast Texas honored slain Beaumont Police Department Officer Bryan Hebert with a bronze Memorial Plaque on Wednesday, May 30, during an unveiling event that took place in the front lobby of the police department. Dozens of revelers packed the small room, representing Hebert’s friends, family and BPD colleagues, as well as the 100 Club.

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Port Arthur Killer's Letter For Sale Online

 

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On Wednesday, May 30, the Port Arthur Fire Department responded to three structure fires within two hours.

The first fire was reported at 800 12th Ave., at 1:23 a.m. On arrival, engine crews found a small fire inside the structure and quickly extinguished it.

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At approximately 11:38 p.m. Tuesday, officers from the Port Arthur Police Department responded to an attempted aggravated sexual assault at 2500 Gulfway Drive.

The victim informed officers that the suspect approached her on the street and grabbed her. He then began striking the victim in the face, telling her he was going to have sex with her. The victim fought back, broke free and ran for help.

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Beaumont Independent School District Superintendent Carrol Thomas caused a small panic in parents when he uttered “as of right now we will not have school crossing guards at our schools next year” during the district’s May school board meeting Thursday, May, 18.

According to Thomas, the city of Beaumont has been paying half of the expenses associated with school crossing guards and no longer wishes to do so.

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Nederland Police are still gathering information Friday morning after a woman was shot dead in the parking lot of the daycare she worked at in Nederland, according to information provided by Nederland Police Chief Darrell Bush.

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