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Longtime Beaumont Independent School District contract electrician Calvin Walker not only made millions of dollars off the funds given to the local school district to support the education of Beaumont’s youth – he also made a music video/commercial using the taxpayer funds meant to educate Beaumont students, according to information provided by the Beaumont Independent School District.

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Press release from the Department of Justice:

A 42-year-old Nederland, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.  

Antonio Govea Figueroa pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with wire fraud today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin.

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An industrial accident resulted in the death of a Russian man employed on a ship docked in Beaumont on Tuesday, Aug. 12, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reports.

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Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw has announced the May Term Jefferson County Grand Jury voted to take no action following a complaint of a Texas Election Code violation stemming from the City of Beaumont’s Juneteenth Celebration on June 21, 2014.

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A 34-year-old Houston man parked in a vacant lot in Orange was arrested after police discovered methamphetamine and synthetic marijuana in the man's possession, Orange police report.

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Shannon Martin

Aug. 12, Beaumont Police officers were dispatched to the 3700 block of Magnolia Street in reference to a stabbing at 1:15 a.m. According to a press release, upon arrival, officers found that two women had been involved in a physical altercation in which one of the women produced a knife and stabbed the other several times. The victim had already gotten to St. Elizabeth hospital by the time officers arrived. She was reported to be in stable condition and being treated for several stab wounds to the left side of her body and arm.

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From Beaumont Independent School District spokesperson Nakisha Myles: The Beaumont Independent School District Board of Managers and Superintendent Vernon Butler are seeking staff and community input on ways to trim the budget for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. The recommendations submitted will be reviewed and considered by both the Board of Managers as well as the Superintendent.

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A Beaumont man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Aug. 11 after a PCP-fueled rage led him to fire a handgun inside his home, causing debris to strike his two daughters at whom he was brandishing his weapon, reports the Jefferson County District Attorney's office.

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The Immunization Division of the Health Department will offer extended hours for back-to-school immunizations until school begins, City of Beaumont Communications Manager Danielle Underferth reports.

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A 32-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been arrested for possessing Lego-shaped blocks of synthetic marijuana in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Friday, Aug. 8.       

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