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Judge Kent Walston, board president for CASA, accepts St. Michael’s donation.

Each year since it started, the St. Michael Mediterranean Festival, affectionately known throughout the community at MedFest, draws in more attendees with the promise of delicious Greek cuisine and delightful cultural exhibitions.

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No one likes to be late on their bills, so upon reading the official sounding name “The American Business Association,” one could assume the correspondence from the company, which looks very similar to an invoice, is important and deserves an immediate response. That is not necessarily the case.

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Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas is asking for the public's assistance in locating a Beaumont woman wanted for aggravated robbery.

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Scott Walker addresses the Beaumont City Council.

The Beaumont City Council unanimously approved changes to plans for the ongoing Concord Road Project, but one local business owner expressed concern about the exclusion of sidewalks and a curb and gutter in the new design.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is managing the road-widening project, which has been fraught with difficulties since it started.

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UPDATE: Elizalde is being held in the Orange County Jail on a $1 million bond after being charged with murder.

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District Attorney Bob Wortham announced that a jury of the 252nd District Court found Carey Dexter Booker guilty of aggravated assault and sentenced him to 25 years in prison.

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A Vidor Police Department Street Crimes narcotics investigation in the 1200 block of Fourth St. led to the arrest of four people the night of Sunday, Sept 11, according to the department.

Officers entered with the homeowner’s consent and discovered synthetic marijuana, a water pipe, marijuana roaches, pipes and a homemade smoking bong.

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This week the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announced that sulfur dioxide emissions are lower, according to data from the downtown Beaumont monitoring station, and now meet regulatory standards.

Sulfur dioxide emissions in Beaumont are now down by 76 percent, lowering from 3,454 tons per year in 2005 to 828 tons per year in 2014, according to the report.

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Randall Walker

Monday, Sept. 12, Randall Errol Walker, 42, pleaded guilty in a Jefferson County court on allegations of impersonating a public servant, according to a statement from the district attorney. In exchange for his guilty plea, Walker received 10 years in prison. He had previously been convicted of similar charges in 2007 and 2011.

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Wednesday, Sept 14, at 7:30 p.m., the Ciesla Foundation will be presenting Aviva Kempner’s film “Rosenwald” at the Jefferson Theatre, along with an opportunity to meet the namesake’s granddaughter, Stephanie Deutsch.

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