At about 7:19 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, officers with the Beaumont Police Department arrived in the 2200 block of Sweetgum Lane in response to a reported disturbance involving a man shooting a handgun. Upon arrival, officers learned from witnesses involved in the disturbance that the shooter, 36-year-old Gerald Downs of Beaumont, was nearby in the vicinity.

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A tire blow-out caused a head-on collision near Warren early this morning, sending an elderly man to the hospital.

Just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, a 17-year-old male was driving himself and a 13-year-old passenger to school in Warren in a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck. The driver was traveling westbound on FM 1943 when approximately four miles east of Warren, a tire blow-out on his truck caused the driver to veer into the eastbound traffic lane, colliding head-on with a 2006 Ford pickup truck.

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According to Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)spokesperson Sarah Dupre, Texas Sterling Construction Company has been named as the new contractor on the Concord Road project in Beaumont’s North End.

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Christine Johnson and Baby Faith Mason, before and after injuries

Christine Johnson, found guilty of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury and injury to a child by omission, has been sentenced to 65 years in prison. She will be given credit for the two years she was jailed before her trial and will be eligible for parole in 28 years.

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At a meeting of the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Managers held Thursday, Aug. 27, roughly a half dozen citizens signed up to speak on the sale of district property currently up for proposals. However, due to a board policy currently in place, only one of the attendees was allowed to address the topic of concern.

That needs to change, Board of Managers President Dr. Jimmy Simmons said the following day.

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