Audwin Samuel

Although Beaumont City Clerk Tina Broussard was required to remove mayoral candidate Hani Tohme from the municipality’s elections ballot due to concerns over voter registration, incumbent Mayor Becky Ames drew competition for the elected post from Jude Paredez and Christopher Jones.

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Paige Parkerson and Clifton Barkin

A woman who fatally stabbed her fiancé on Mother’s Day 2012 was set free by a jury in judge Larry Gist’s Drug Impact Court on Friday, June 17, with the panel determining she was not guilty of the crime of murder by reason of self-defense.

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Calvin Walker (left) and Dick DeGuerin

Former Beaumont Independent School District contract electrician Calvin Walker has spent the last two years trying to convince a myriad of courts that he shouldn’t face a jury of his peers in state court on allegations that he defrauded the school district and the city of Port Arthur out of millions of dollars. 

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Clifton “JR” Barkin

UPDATE: Not guilty: Jury accepts self-defense rationale in Mother’s Day stabbing

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A Beaumont woman police and prosecutors say murdered her fiancé over a bad Mother’s Day gift in 2012 was in court this week claiming she acted in self-defense rather than out of malice.

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sidewalk problems

Where the sidewalks end, the danger for Beaumont students begins, Ward 4 Councilwoman Robin Mouton warns.

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Intersection of Smith League Road and Mitchell Road in Lumberton, the proposed s

“My constituents won’t support it,” Beaumont City Councilman Mike Getz said about tax credit apartment construction proposed in the city. Constituents haven’t said anything about supporting the construction elsewhere, however.

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Audwin Samuel's Samuel & Son Law Firm is at 2226 Hazel St., Beaumont.

Beaumont Ward 3 City Councilman Audwin Samuel’s battle for a specific use permit (SUP) to run his law office out of a residence in the Oaks Historic District is seemingly over after the Beaumont City Council unanimously denied his request for the permit and a new public hearing.

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Mayor Ames and Audwin Samuel

At a meeting of Beaumont’s Planning and Zoning commissioners held Monday, June 15, the group elected to deny a requested Specific Use Permit (SUP) to longtime Ward 3 city councilman Audwin Samuel, who has made arrangements to open a law office in the Oaks Historic District residential neighborhood with his so

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Audwin Samuel (inset) has an office in the Oaks Historic District.

Longtime Beaumont City Councilman Audwin Samuel, responsible for enacting and enforcing city codes and ordinances, was found this week to be skirting the policies he exacts upon the rest of the community, according to correspondence from the city’s Planning and Zoning Division. 

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