Looking for that special Valentine Day’s treat this year? Advocates for Children Inc., “A CASA Program,” in Orange has just the ticket, literally, for a wonderful night out for your special someone or someones.

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Joe Domino

January is School Board Recognition Month and the Beaumont Independent School District is joining other districts across the state to thank local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools.

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Adam Fuller

The Beaumont Police Department confirmed Jan. 20 that an arrest was made in the Jan. 6 homicide of 27-year-old Derek Allen Phillips of Beaumont, who was reportedly discovered dead by his roommate at their shared residence in the 1300 block of Central Drive in Beaumont, near where West Lucas intersects with Gladys Avenue.

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Terry Rogers (inset) scrapped David Cargill’s statue “The Family.”

The second-floor courtroom at the Jefferson County Courthouse is often the scene of intense crime and punishment dramas. Last Monday, Jan. 12, Judge John Stevens of the Criminal District Court decided the fate of Terry Rogers, accused in the theft of a cherished local landmark that had stood in front of the Port Arthur Public Library for over 30 years.

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Jamie Smith is sworn in as Jefferson County District Clerk.

After a tight race battling Republican Charlie Wiggins and a subsequent recount, new District Clerk Jamie Smith was finally sworn into his hard-won office Jan. 8 in the Jury Impaneling Room at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

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