Beaumont

Police in Beaumont arrested two men accused of robbing a pizza delivery driver over the weekend, according to the Beaumont Police Department.

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Longtime councilwoman and community leader Gethrel "Get" Williams-Wright passed away overnight at a Beaumont hospital Feb. 18. 

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Hundreds of District 7 area, junior and senior high school students are expected to converge on the campus of Lamar Institute of Technology on Fri., Feb. 16, and Sat., Feb. 17, to compete in the local SkillsUSA Championships in various subjects.

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The fourth annual John French Museum Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m. on the grounds of the historic John Jay French Museum. Bring your camera and take photos with the Easter Bunny, make a craft, tour the first floor of the French home, and of course, enjoy the egg hunt with three separate areas divided by age group. It promises to be a fun way to experience this Beaumont historical treasure. Tickets are $5 per person ages 4 and up, and all proceeds benefit the John Jay French Museum and its mission of promoting historical education and preservation in Beaumont.

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The victim of an auto theft in Beaumont used a cell phone signal to find his stolen car and followed the woman driving it until Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) deputies caught up and arrested her Jan. 7, reports Capt. Crystal Holmes. 

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A 27-year-old federal prison inmate has been indicted for escaping from prison and returning with contraband including home-cooked food, tobacco, booze and drugs, announced U.S. Attorney Alan R. Jackson Feb. 8.

Joshua Randall Hansen was charged in the two-count indictment with escape from a federal facility and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.  The indictment was returned by a federal grand jury on Feb. 7, 2018.

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Mark Avery Rudd

Update from the Eastern District of Texas, Feb. 9:

A 27-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been arrested for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney Alan R. Jackson.

Mark Avery Rudd was arrested today pursuant to a criminal complaint issued by the U.S. District Court charging him with possession of an unregistered destructive device.  Rudd appeared in federal court this afternoon on the charges.

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Photo: Beto for Senate

Congressman Beto O’Rourke is holding a town hall at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at Suga’s Deep South Cuisine & Jazz Bar, located at 461 Bowie Street in Beaumont.

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From the Texas Education Agency: Commissioner of Education Mike Morath notified leadership in the Beaumont Independent School District on Tuesday, Feb. 6, that the transition from the current appointed Board of Managers to an elected Board of Trustees will begin.

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Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 at 10:50 p.m., two suspects committed an aggravated robbery at the Shop N Save located at 2675 S. Fourth St.

The crime was captured on the store’s video surveillance system. The suspects are described as a heavy set, light skinned black male wearing a gray jacket with two blue stripes down the arms, camo shorts, and black Nike slides. The male is armed with a black rifle during the commission of the Robbery. Detectives believe that the second suspect, wearing the camo jacket and hospital mask, may be a black female.

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