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Stacy Walker was excused from the witness stand at 11:10 a.m., and both sides rested their case. Closing arguments will be heard beginning at 1:15 p.m. Dec. 13. From earlier today

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Just after midnight Monday, Dec. 12, Beaumont police officers arrested 48-year-old Beaumont resident Roshen Jahmon for a number of crimes stemming from an aggravated robbery at CVS on Dowlen.

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Port Arthur police are looking for a man who punched a clerk at Willie's Washateria and then took money from the woman. 

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5 p.m. update: Walker's defense called expert witness testimony from a certified public accountant, who testified that he didn't detect evidence to show Walker overbilled the school district for projects performed. Under cross examination from the prosecution, however, the CPA told the court he hadn't comparison priced the materials Walker claimed to have used on questioned projects or reviewed the altered documents submitted into evidence.

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Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has released his proposed plan to build a pier on Bolivar Peninsula for public comment as the closure of Rollover Pass nears in the coming months.

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Federal prosecutors continued calling witnesses to the stand Dec. 9 as the trial alleging Calvin Walker of Walker’s Electric Company defrauded taxpayers and BISD of millions of dollars.

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BEAUMONT – Effective Jan. 1, 2012, Lamar Institute of Technology will become a tobacco-free campus, in an effort to maintain a healthy and safe environment for its students, staff, faculty and visitors.
The Texas State University System has asked for all its colleges and universities to have a tobacco-free policy in place by June 2012.
Smoking or the use of any tobacco product, including smokeless tobacco, will not be permitted in any facility or on the grounds of any LIT campus. The policy will apply to everyone who comes to the campus, including visitors, vendors, contractors, etc.

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Three more witnesses have taken the stand to testify in the federal prosecution of Calvin Walker since the jury returned from a lunch break on the fourth day of testimony in the proceedings. One was an employee for a subcontractor listed by Walker in documents submitted to various entities including a bonding company.

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