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Cody Guedry and Kasey Nonette of BPD

Beaumont Police Chief James Singletary and Beaumont Police Department SWAT officers Cody Guedry and Kasey Nonette spoke to local youths Wednesday, July 9, about setting goals for their future and how to achieve them at McCabe Roberts Avenue United Methodist Church in Beaumont.

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Baptist Beaumont Hospital performed its first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgery with the Edwards SAPIEN XT transcatheter heart valve July 15 in the hospital’s new, state-of-the-art Hybrid Catherization Laboratory.

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Sarah Sanders

As the TEA-appointed Board of Managers looks to repair a fractured BISD school district, budget cuts and Reduction in Force (RIF) continue to affect the lives of teachers, students and members of the community. In response, a growing number of local businesses and individuals are volunteering their time and effort to handle what they believe will be an overwhelming need for classroom supplies caused by budgetary cuts.

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The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) announced in a June 21 press release that Chelsea Tipton, music director of the Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST), has been appointed as its new Principal Pops Conductor.

Chelsea will lead the NHSO Pops for three years, beginning with his debut in October, the release states, but Tipton told The Examiner he would remain director of the Symphony of Southeast Texas.

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Beaumont City Council voted Tuesday, July 15, to amend the city’s code of ordinance Section 22.02.001 to reflect an increase in water service rates by 5 percent.

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photo by Sharon Brooks

A 41-year-old Vidor man was killed in an officer-related shooting late Friday afternoon, July 11, after his family called Vidor police for assistance

According to the deceased man’s mother, Anna Greer, her son Joe Greer was upset about ending a relationship and angrily slammed the door of the home they shared on Cady Street in Vidor, breaking the door and shattering the door glass.

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Stephenson

A Jefferson County jury took less than an hour to convict and sentence a Port Arthur man, Milton D. Stephenson, 43,  to 55 years in prison for the felony offense of Burglary of a Habitation, announced Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw, according to a press release on July 19.

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Chinchilla

Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced today that Jose Chinchilla, of Beaumont, was sentenced to 50 years in prison in connection with a double murder that was committed on June 12, 2012, according to a July 16 press release.  

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Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced in a Monday, July 14 news release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, that Christopher Dale Harrison, 33, of Port Neches, entered a guilty plea and was immediately sentenced today to a term of 25 years in the state penitentiary in connection with a 2013 charge of continuous sexual abuse of a 14-year-old child, in the 252nd District Court with Judge Tom Rugg

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Former Lamar University president Jimmy Simmons (top left) will head the new b
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Texas Education Agency deputy commissioner Michael Berry ruled that TEA Commissioner Michael Williams was within his right to appoint an interim superintendent and Board of Mangers to take over operations formerly entrusted to the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday, July 14.

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