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One person is dead and five were injured in a shooting at Club Rumba this past weekend, according to Beaumont Police.

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Car similar to stolen vehicle | Photo: Edmunds.com

Dec. 8, Beaumont Police said officers investigated an aggravated robbery that occurred at the intersection of Grant Street and Irving Avenue.

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Little Cypress Junior High Code-A-Thon winners | Photo: LCM CISD

“Dixon Elementary School in Dixon Kentucky and Little Cypress Junior High School in Orange, Texas, are the grand prize winners in Learning.com's second annual Code-a-Thon, a global competition to introduce coding to elementary and middle school students," Learning.com announced in a release, according to LCM CISD spokesperson Sherry Combs.

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Highway 105 near Reins Road, near Bevil Oaks, is currently closed in both direction due to an accident, TxDOT said in a statement at 8:51 a.m. Dec. 11.

TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre asks that drivers use an alternate route.

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Port Arthur Police Chief Patrick Melvin | Examiner file photo
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Port Arthur Police Chief Patrick Melvin has issued a point-by-point response to the police union’s recent no-confidence vote.

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Calvin Walker

In a case the presiding judge said has been “languishing too long” in the courts, former Beaumont ISD contract electrician Calvin Walker is accused in six 2014 indictments of various crimes related to alleged fraud against city and state agencies for whom he was hired to perform work, including the Beaumont school district and the city of Port Arthur. Evidentiary information used in the case dates back even further, to 2008 and 2009, according to the indictments handed up against the accused.

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Patricia Adams Collins Lambert and Howard Lambert

Paying only $50 restitution in a year’s time toward a half-million-dollar bill owed to Beaumont ISD stakeholders, the federal government had to take additional measures to ensure that former school district assistant superintendent and high school principal Patricia Adams Collins Lambert paid back the money she admittedly stole from students in Beaumont.

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Alexandria "Lexy" Bertrand

Dec. 6, Texas’ highest criminal court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, stood by its May 2017 decision to order a new trial for Kelvin Roy, a man who has already been proven drunk and high on PCP when he slammed the vehicle he was driving into one occupied by Vidor teen Alexandria “Lexy” Bertrand in 2014.

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Proposed senior housing complex

The Beaumont Housing Authority (BHA) is seeking the city’s support for a proposed senior housing complex that would be constructed adjacent to the Great Lawn near the Lakeside Center, a senior activity center taking the place of the Best Years Center.

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Dishman Elementary teacher Kelli Meredith and students show excitement

The Beaumont Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) grant caravan stopped at seven Beaumont Independent School District campuses Dec. 1 to make teachers’ and students’ wishes come true with hands-on educational tools that inspire creative learning in the classroom.

Members and friends of the foundation rode out with the BPSF Grant Caravan bus Friday to drop off the learning tools requested, and to present winning educators with glass apples in recognition of their dedication to academic excellence.

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