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Emotions ran high as family and friends of murder victim Marcus “Big Country” Senegal waited for an outcome in the trial of a 22-year-old man accused of the crime alongside the defendant’s supporters, who showed up in numbers the first week of December. After days of testimony, it took roughly four hours Dec. 6 for the jury to convict defendant Keenan “Cheese” Anderson on one count of murder.

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District Attorney Bob Wortham has announced that a jury of the Drug Impact Court has found Anthony Joe Bendy guilty of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) in an amount of at least 1 gram and less than 4 grams.

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For the sixth year in a row, Beaumont Animal Services and Petfinder.com are participating in the national “Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays” pet fostering program. The event will run from December 7th through January 4th.

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Jasper County's Top 5 Most Wanted:

Alan Dale Beriner is a 61-year-old white male wanted for possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 1.

Leanna Jeter is a 35-year-old white female wanted for burglary of a habitation.

Robert Joseph Murphy is a 28-year-old white male wanted for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

David Eugene Brush is a 26-year-old white male wanted for indecency with a child.

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Valero donation check for United Way

Valero Port Arthur refinery employees went above and beyond this holiday season to gather a hefty donation for the United Way of Mid and South Jefferson County. Through employee pledges, fundraisers and funds matched by the company, a check for $752,169 was presented to United Way on Tuesday, Dec. 1, during a banquet at the refinery’s administration building.

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Shaunte Guillory (bottom right) came back to Beaumont to teach at Jones-Clark

Beaumont Independent School District’s Board of Managers deliberated the termination of Jones-Clark Elementary principal Shaunte

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IEA Board Member James “Bubba” Martin, District Attorney Bob Wortham, Baylor Wor

IEA – Inspire, Encourage, Achieve, which provides educational and rehabilitative services for Jefferson County at-risk youth by inspiring and encouraging them to achieve, hosted its annual Ben’s Kids Thanksgiving Gathering at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Beaumont. Family members and community supporters filled the Fellowship Hall for a joyful evening marked by warm hearts and expressions of gratitude. 

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Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas received the Employer Award at the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) 19th Annual Texas Workforce Conference held Nov. 18-20 in Dallas.

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On Thursday, December 3, 2015 at approximately 2:40 p.m., Beaumont police dispatchers received a 911 call of “someone shooting at Pathways Learning Center."  First officers arrived at 2:47 p.m. The caller called a second time at 2:52 p.m.

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