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Immigrant, businessman, criminal, congressional hopeful – Southeast Texas’ Mohammad Tahir Javed has been called many a thing since he arrived in the U.S. from Pakistan in the late 1980s. “Tahir Javed has lived the American Dream,” his campaign literature reads. “He came to the U.S.

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Paying tribute to the fallen heroes whose sacrifices paved the way for America’s freedom and who have given their lives to protect this nation and its citizens is important to Southeast Texans as evidenced by the many Memorial Day community celebrations across the area commemorating those brave souls.

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Be prepared for road closures and plan alternate routes if traveling through downtown Beaumont or around Lamar University March 3, as the ninth annual Gusher Marathon will be taking over the roadways.

The grand event featuring the Exygon & Baptist Hospitals Gusher Marathon, Exxpress Mart Half Marthon and Kinsel Ford 5K is hosted by Sports Society for American Health.

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Several vehicles were damaged when a male suspect rammed into them with his car Feb. 22, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD).

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Cody Ford

State District Judge Larry Gist of the Drug Impact Court of Jefferson County Feb. 22 accepted a jury verdict and sentenced Cody Sherrod Ford, 29, to 10 years in prison, announced Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham. 

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions and law enforcement partners announced today the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history.   The cases involve more than two hundred and fifty defendants from around the globe who victimized more than a million Americans, most of whom were elderly.  The cases include criminal, civil, and forfeiture actions across more than 50 federal districts.  Of the defendants, 200 were charged criminally.  In each case, offenders engaged in financial schemes that targeted or largely affected seniors.  In total, the charged eld

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Summer vacation just got wild! Public registration begins Monday, Feb. 26 for Camp Zoofari at the Houston Zoo. Camp Zoofari is a summer camp experience for children ages 4 through 16 (and now adults, too!) that features fun and educational activities with animals at the center of it all. Running June 4 through August 17, Camp Zoofari offers an exciting lineup of programs that have been specially created to connect children to animals to inspire a life-long love of wildlife.

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The third annual Lamar University Brass Festival from March 1-3 on the LU campus will feature trumpet artist Phil Snedecor, trombone artist Thomas Hulten, and horn artist Natalie Brooke Higgins, as well as many unique concerts and events, including a performance by the Brass Festival Artist Ensemble.

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“Not guilty.”

Daniel Francis has been in the Jefferson County Jail on bonds totaling $2 million since Oct. 11, 2016, facing allegations of murder and aggravated robbery, waiting to hear those two words that would set him free. Friday, Feb. 9, Francis got what he was looking for – mostly.

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