Beaumont

According to information from Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas Brit Featherston, a 42-year-old Beaumont-based federal prison chaplain pleaded guilty to bribery on Thursday, Jan. 19.

Eric S. Patrick, of Nederland, pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with bribery of a public official before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn.

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Marcell Livings and Terry Booker

With help from K-9 Gus, police tracked down and arrested two men Jan. 16 after the pair allegedly fled the scene following an aggravated robbery at the Heritage Inn, 2850 I-10 East in Beaumont.

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Patrick Edwards, Darrell Spencer, Darrius Vallier, Jermaine Vallier, LerhonWells

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at approximately 9 p.m., Beaumont officers responded to the 2000 block of Sabine Pass in reference to an auto burglary in progress. The complainant was on the phone with dispatch and said five suspects were breaking into vehicles. Officers arrived in the area and located the five suspects. The suspects burglarized two vans belonging to the Charlton-Pollard Neighborhood Association and may be responsible for an auto theft at the same location the previous night, according to a BPD press release.

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The Jefferson County Grand Jury has indicted Beaumont attorney Kenneth Leigh Parker Jr. for tampering with a governmental record, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office reported Jan. 13.

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Kevin Savoy

Thursday, Jan. 12, at 6:57 p.m., Beaumont police responded to the Family Dollar at 1005 Washington in reference to a robbery. A BPD press release says the suspect, Kevin Savoy, a 44-year-old Beaumont man, entered the store and stole several items, then attempted to assault an employee. Savoy was placed under arrest for robbery and transported to the Jefferson County Jail.

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Gladys Wojcik, owner of Nederland Jewelers in Beaumont, with jewelry designer Gr

Gregg Ruth has been creating designer jewelry for three decades, with stores in New York City and California. He made one of his regular trips to Southeast Texas and Louisiana, visiting Nederland Jewelers in Beaumont on Dec. 21 to meet with local collectors.

Ruth is well known for his colored stones, especially his pink and yellow diamonds. All of his pieces are unique and issued in a limited edition. 

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How many pets makes too many? And how do you reduce the number of unwanted pets?

The Beaumont City Council is considering making some relatively major changes to the city’s animal care ordinance, and some minor ones, as well. During a work session following the city council meeting Jan. 10, the council addressed some of those changes, including name changes and increases in pet limits and adoption fees.

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Old Dowlen Cottages site

The Beaumont City Council considered applications for recommendation from six housing developments seeking Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) during a work session following a council meeting Jan. 10.

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Beaumont commutes are getting brighter thanks to a donation from Entergy Texas, Inc. to the city of Beaumont.

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A man with a parole violation who allegedly attempted run from police during a traffic stop in Beaumont Jan. 7 is behind bars in the Jefferson County Jail. 

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