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Returning Beaumont City Council members welcomed a new member to the council during a swearing-in ceremony at City Hall on May 16 during which each took the oath of office, assuming responsibility for their constituencies and promising to faithfully serve the municipality in which they live.

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One by one, they came before the Beaumont ISD Board of Managers time and time again to plead for reprieve, but residents of Bevil Oaks were ultimately rebuffed in their quest to secede from the district by a board vote cast Tuesday, May 16.

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Bill Worsham and Stephanie Gonzales of LJA Engineering Inc.

The rebuilding of storm-battered sand dunes and the revitalization of essential marshes is currently underway at McFaddin Beach, and project leaders recently received a necessary grant extension so they can hold onto federal funds earmarked for the coastal restoration project.

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On May 18 at about 2:30 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to the 1700 block of E. Cardinal Drive in reference to a report of a robbery in progress at the Exxpress Mart #28, Sgt. Cody Guedry said in a release.

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Acclaimed actress Geena Davis took the stage at the 10th annual Christus LiveWell Women’s Conference, delivering her keynote speech to more than 2,000 women in attendance Thursday, May 11, at Ford Park in Beaumont. The all-day event showcased the latest in health and wellness and culminated in a champagne toast and diamond giveaway to one lucky attendee.

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Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso released new details on the May 15 shooting at Moss Bluff Elementary School.

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On May 17, at about 1:30 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a motor vehicle fire on I-10 in Orange County. The truck tractor semi-trailer caught fire near FM 1442, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release. 

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Update:  On May 17 at about 11 a.m., Tiffany Wiggins was arrested in Lake Charles by the Lake Charles Police Department’s Sgt. Jeff Morgan without incident.

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All LCM CISD students who have completed grades 6-8 are invited to join LCM High School STEM Academy students and teachers as they investigate the world of computer science and engineering, LCM CISD spokesperson Sherry Combs said in a release.

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On May 16, at about 8:30 p.m., Port Arthur Police officers responded to Joe Louis Apartments in reference to a female being stabbed in the back, Lt. Martin Blitch said in a release.

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