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Jessica Taylor

The Stephen F. Austin University campus is now smoke-free, thanks to a student and faculty-led joint resolution under Beaumont native Jessica Taylor's leadership. Taylor is the current SFA Student Government Association president.

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County Judge Brint Carlton and the Orange County Commissioners would like to invite the public to attend a town hall meeting Thursday, Jan. 26, from 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center, 11475 FM 1442, Orange, Texas 77632.

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Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Jan. 19 that his office has filed a lawsuit and obtained a temporary restraining order stopping synthetic cannabinoid sales at the Texas Tobacco and Smoke Shop in Harris County.

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According to information from Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas Brit Featherston, a 42-year-old Beaumont-based federal prison chaplain pleaded guilty to bribery on Thursday, Jan. 19.

Eric S. Patrick, of Nederland, pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with bribery of a public official before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn.

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The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas have signed a clinical affiliation agreement, the companies announced in a press release Wednesday, Jan. 11.

This affiliation, which went into effect Jan. 1, will build on the strengths of both organizations to provide the most advanced patient care for adult and pediatric patients in the Beaumont area and the surrounding region, the release stated.

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Bob Wortham, J.D. Roberts, Norris Roberts, Terrence Holmes & Get Williams-Wright

While some offices, businesses and schools throughout the community closed their doors in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16, many Southeast Texans still started the day early, attending events aimed at honoring the legacy of the late civil rights leader.

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A Port Neches woman lost $1,700 to a loan scam a few weeks ago, and it was  $1,700 she couldn’t afford to lose.

She told The Examiner in an interview, though she asked that we not print her name, that her case was one of two cases of identity theft reported to the Port Neches Police Department at the end of December, just two days apart.

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After multiple financial audits that analysts had to qualify with exceptions, the Beaumont Independent School District is being presented the first “unqualified audit” of its finances since Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams ousted the elected Board of Trustees amid allegations of gross mismanagement and installed a Board of Managers to oversee BISD’s affairs in July 2014.

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It’s been a year since Beaumont attorney Dane Dennison was sentenced to serve two years probation in lieu of 180 days in jail, pay a fine of $1,500, and report for seven days in jail after being found guilty of a misdemeanor DWI charge that resulted in a car crash injuring fellow motorists. Although the appeals process has kept the officer of the court from fulfilling the judicial order to date, in an opinion released Jan.

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A Richmond, Texas man wanted on charges of continuous aggravated sexual assault died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after being stopped by officers at the Travel Inn at 2690 Interstate 10 East in Beaumont following a vehicular pursuit of the armed suspect, reports Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Sgt. Cody Guedry. 

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