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Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced April 16 that Armaud Sears of Beaumont was found guilty of the first-degree felony offense of Aggravated Robbery in Judge Larry Gist’s court. A jury took a little over twenty minutes to deliberate before returning a guilty verdict following a two-day trial.

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The City of Beaumont and the Sea Rim Striders invite runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels to the 2015 Calder Twilight 5K. This fun evening race takes participants down Calder Avenue and through Old Town, with start and finish at Rao’s Bakery. There will be a special refreshment stop along the course sponsored by the Oaks Historic District, and an after party at Luke’s Icehouse.

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Elaine Shellenberger, Pat Anderson and Cynthia Wolf
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The wooden wall sculpture that adorns the halls of the Nutrition and Services for Seniors location on Concord in Beaumont is a perfect visual representation of the nonprofit’s mission.

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Airman Matthew Jackson is an aviation boatswain’s mate on the Reagan.

A 2012 Central Medical Magnet High School graduate and Beaumont native is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

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Eight AEDs were donated by Courtney’s Crusade to the Beaumont Police Department.

Courtney’s Crusade, a non-profit organization, donated eight automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to the Beaumont Police Department on Wednesday, April 1, in the Beaumont Police Department lobby.

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Butterfly Release

If the unforgettable experience of watching hundreds of beautiful butterflies take flight simultaneously isn’t enough to convince you to attend Harbor Foundation’s sixth annual butterfly release, perhaps free food, music, and fun and educational activities will grab your attention.

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This year’s Neches River Festival King is Mitch Smith.

Saturday, April 18, at 10 a.m., the Neches River Festival Parade will start at South MLK Parkway and Bonham Street. The parade will continue north down MLK, turn east on Calder Avenue toward downtown Beaumont and then turn south on Park Street.

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Police arrested a 13-year-old boy on the evening of April 13 after the shotgun-wielding juvenile reportedly stole a taxi cab and used it to evade pursuing officers.

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Dr. John W. Frossard

The Beaumont Independent School District Board of Managers unanimously voted to name Dr. John W. Frossard the lone finalist for the position of superintendent at a meeting held Monday, April 13.

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Daryl Johnson, Erin Gipson Johnson and Kailyn Pete

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas - Three former Beaumont Independent School District employees have been sentenced for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales (on Monday, April 13).

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