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Crystal Boyett (inset) was driving her Camaro in excess of 100 mph.

UPDATE: After three days of testimony, a Hardin County jury found 41-year-old Crystal Boyett guilty of manslaughter for the death of 20-year-old Connely Burns related to the Feb. 3, 2014 car crash that killed Burns, her unborn son Tyson, and her 15-year-old sister, Courtney Ray Sterling. Boyett was taken into custody Thursday afternoon, April 23.

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At a Tuesday, April 21, meeting of the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Managers, the group decided to put 12 properties up for sale valued at $1.78 million, including property not known to administration until recently.

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Bartholomew Granger

Three years after a murderous rampage at the Jefferson County Courthouse left one dead and many wounded, the gun-wielding madman responsible lost an appeal that sought to relieve the current death row inmate of his mortal debt to society.

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It promised to be a fairly quiet week at the Jefferson County Courthouse with most of the judges slated to attend a judicial conference in Dallas. It was not some sort of junket; judges earn up to 9.5 hours continuing judicial education credits. Of course, most of our judges are plenty smart when the voters tap them for their office, but there is always more to learn – and it doesn’t cost county taxpayers a dime as the conference is funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

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Candidates vying for Beaumont City Council and mayor argued political positions and answered questions from the media at a Press Club of Southeast Texas meeting April 16 at Café del Rio in Beaumont.

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