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Paychecks amounting to less than $1 for a week’s worth of work and instances of employees being paid pennies an hour for their labor are just some of the reasons activists from all over the country, including Beaumont, are crying foul and calling for a boycott of organizations paying the sub-par wages.

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A 27-year-old Port Neches resident died on Independence Day, July 4, in a possible drowning at a Neches River sandbar in Vidor.

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Dorothy Anne Conn passed away Tuesday July 3, 2012.  She was very active in countless civic organizations giving generously of her time and talents to the arts. She was preceded in death by her husband and life partner Carroll (C.W.) Conn in 2004.


Funeral services are pending at Broussard’s Beaumont. More information will be forthcoming at www.broussardsmortuary.com

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Drowning victim identified as Shaquill Dixon, 17

Detectives have identified the young man whose body a maintenance worker found at the bottom of the Magnolia Pool located at the Sterling Pruitt Activity Center as Shaquill Dixon, a 17-year-old resident of Beaumont.  According to preliminary autopsy reports, the cause of his death was drowning. 

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Beaumont Police say they have apprehended the man who carjacked a Pappadeaux employee at knifepoint Sunday, June 24.

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In a stunning reversal of fortune, Motiva Enterprises had to shut down major operating units at its Port Arthur refinery only weeks after celebrating the completion of a $10 billion expansion that made the facility the largest oil refinery in North America.

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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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