Beaumont

A 37-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to prison for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced June 16.

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The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center, a Jefferson County Department, will celebrate 10 years of welcoming the world to Southeast Texas on Wednesday, June 21.

An after-hours event is being planned with food, drinks, and entertainment at the Visitors Center, located at 5055 I-10 South in Beaumont.

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Beaumont shop owner Derek Poe carries a rifle into Parkdale Mall.

After a 9th Court of Appeals decision not to intervene on behalf of former Beaumont shop owner Derek Poe, it was up to a Jefferson County jury to decide whether Poe’s December 2013 walk through the mall where his shop was located with an assault rifle strapped to his back was indeed a crime punishable under the law. This month, the six-person jury recorded its verdict.

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Beaumont police have a woman in custody for several aggravated robberies they say are linked to the murder of Kera Teel and her unborn daughter, Kyndal.

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Update: By June 10, donations to Crime Stoppers increased the reward for information leading to arrest in the capital murder of Kera Teel to $14,500.

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The reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects responsible for the capital murder of Kera Teel, a 19-year-old pregnant mother who was shot to death June 6, has been increased to $10,000 after local businesses and concerned citizens donated monies to increase the amount in order to encourage members of the public to come forward if they know anything. 

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The biggest superstars of pro wrestling will be in Beaumont on Sunday, June 11.

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The biggest superstars of pro wrestling will be in Beaumont on Sunday, June 11, when the WWE Live Summerslam Heatwave Tour slams into Ford Arena at 5 p.m.

They’re subject to change, but scheduled matches include “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns challenging Bray Wyatt, plus Seth Rollins doing battle with the No. 1 contender for the Universal Championship, Samoa Joe.

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The biggest superstars of pro wrestling will be in Beaumont on Sunday, June 11.

WWE

The biggest superstars of pro wrestling will be in Beaumont on Sunday, June 11, when the WWE Live Summerslam Heatwave Tour slams into Ford Arena at 5 p.m.

They’re subject to change, but scheduled matches include “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns challenging Bray Wyatt, plus Seth Rollins doing battle with the No. 1 contender for the Universal Championship, Samoa Joe.

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On Tuesday, June 6, the Beaumont City Council voted to formally establish a Beaumont Youth Advisory Council (BYAC). The BYAC will be composed of 12 students who must live in Beaumont, be in the 10th or 11th grade, and attend one of these six schools:

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Police in Beaumont are searching for the driver of a truck they believe could lead to answers in the unsolved capital murder of Kera Teel and her daughter Kyndal, reports Beaumont Police Department Officer Haley Morrow. 

According to Morrow, a white truck was recorded by the police dash cam of an officer responding to the June 6 shooting at 6155 Sienna Trails in the Sienna Trails Apartments. 

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Police looking for vehicle seen in vicinity

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"At about 1:45 this morning, my wife died in my arms,” Andrew Teel said, red-rimmed eyes glistening in the harsh lights from the television cameras surrounding him as he described 19-year-old Kera Teel’s final moments during a press conference June 6. “I don’t know if any of you have ever experienced anything like that. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.”

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