Beaumont

This holiday season, Beaumont residents are joining millions of people across the U.S. and around the world to fill empty shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for 9.8 million impoverished children.

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Press release from U.S Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Texas:

A 70-year-old Beaumont orthodontist has been sentenced to federal prison for health care fraud violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Friday, Nov 8.  

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La’Tisha Vargas, an event planner with the folkloric ballet troupe the Golden Triangle Hispanic Association, invites the community to attend a celebration of Mexican Independence Day, which is Sept. 16. Vargas’ dancers, various bands, numerous vendors and others will be on Crockett Street in Beaumont on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 1 p.m. on for a pageant and festival to commemorate the occasion.

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Ray Anthony Grant

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at 6:48 p.m. officers responded to a report of a shooting victim in front of a residence in the 2500 block of N. 10th St. in Beaumont. Witnesses stated that the shooter left walking eastbound on Hoover Street toward N. Ninth Street.

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Event Centre

After more than a year of legal maneuvering and mediation, the City of Beaumont has approved a settlement with contractor C.F. Jordan and made the final payment for the city’s newest venue, the Event Centre. 

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First Lady Michelle Obama (Photo courtesy of Alan Coleman)

First Lady Michelle Obama started the Let’s Move! campaign in 2010 with a goal of “solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight,” according to the Let’s Move! website.

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The robber (right) hopped the counter and demanded cash.

Police say a man with a knife robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in Beaumont on Monday, May 13. 

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Police arrested 26-year-old Moses Green of Beaumont on Sunday, April 21, for multiple charges, including assault on a public servant, after responding to a call of a disturbance at an apartment in the 5000 block of Helbig Road at approximately 3:15 a.m.

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Twelve workers at ExxonMobil’s Beaumont plant were injured when an explosion rocked the facility about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17.

According to Beaumont Fire Department spokesman Brad Penisson, three of the 12 workers were critically injured and sustained severe burns as a result of the fire.

All were transported to local hospitals by ambulances — at least 10 of which could be seen entering and exiting the ExxonMobil facility about 11 a.m.

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A 28-year-old Beaumont man has been sentenced to federal prison for burglarizing a bank in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

Michael Anthony Jones pleaded guilty of bank burglary on January 14 and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison today, April 5, by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. Jones was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,908.50.

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