Beaumont

The Golden Triangle Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (GT-TAME) Divisional STEM Competition was held on Saturday, Feb. 9, hosting 79 students from Beaumont, Groves, Hamshire-Fannett, Orange and Port Arthur at Lamar University for the meet.

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Amelia Elementary School

“The Beaumont ISD Police Department is investigating allegations surrounding mismanagement of PTA funds at Amelia Elementary School,” Beaumont ISD spokesperson Nakisha Burns said. Little other information is available as the investigation is still in the early stages, Burns said, additionally noting that BISD employees cannot serve in a leadership role in campuses’ PTA.

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The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) will be hosting “A Vintage Valentine,” a dinner fundraiser, the night of Thursday, Feb. 14. 

The fundraiser will feature a sit-down dinner corresponding with wine and soft jazz by Sharon Montgomery and Jimmy Simmons. All proceed from the event will go to fund AMSET’s educational programs, which benefit local students.

The night will begin with champagne and appetizers, which will be followed be a dinner paired with curated wines and sweets to top it off. The event will have a balloon raffle with mystery prizes.

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The Department of Public Safety released a statement on its enforcement effort operations for violations of the Move Over/Slow Down law across the state. Among these operations, one is planned to take place in the Beaumont District on Wednesday, Jan. 16. 

The law states that drivers must vacate the lane closest to the applicable vehicles stopped on the side of the road if the road has multiple lanes traveling in the same direction, or slow down to 20 mph below the speed limit. If the speed limit is below 25 mph, the driver must slow down to 5 mph.

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A pedestrian was pronounced deceased the night of Saturday, Jan. 12, after being hit by a vehicle while crossing College Street. 

According to a statement from Beaumont Police Department, the preliminary investigation revealed that a pedestrian was attempting to cross College Street when they were struck. The victim was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving at St. Elizabeth Hospital with critical injuries. 

The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with the investigation that is still on going.

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Two Louisiana residents where arrested on Saturday, Jan. 12, after an attempted traffic stop lead to a car chase spanning three counties. 

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Examiner file photo

Three of seven suspects are in custody after two car chases led to one group of suspects to be apprehended the morning of Thursday, Jan. 10.

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A man was sent to the hospital with gunshot wounds after meeting with an online seller to purchase a vehicle that led to an aggravated assault the night of Sunday, Jan. 6.

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The Beaumont Police Department, Port Arthur Police Department, Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office and Lamar Institute of Technology are joining together to host the Citizen’s Police Academy starting Thursday, Jan. 24.

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Brian Rollins

A man was arrested for murder after allegedly shooting his neighbor the night of Saturday, Dec. 29 in the area of Kenneth and Woodrow Avenue in Beaumont. 

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