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Post from Calvin Walker's Facebook page before his arrest

Calvin Walker foretold his Tuesday, July 29, arrest pertaining to state charges of defrauding the Beaumont Independent School District on his Facebook page Sunday, July 26. In his social media site writings, Walker also laments The Examiner looking at invoices he submitted to the local school district for payment of taxpayer dollars in the hundreds of thousands.

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Tuesday, July 29, BISD contract electrician Calvin Walker was indicted and arrested for perpetrating fraud against the Beaumont Independent School District and the city of Port Arthur, Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw says.

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Calvin Walker at Jefferson County Jail (photo by Kevin King)

Tuesday, July 29, BISD contract electrician Calvin Walker was indicted and arrested for perpetrating fraud against the Beaumont Independent School District and the city of Port Arthur, Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw says.

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Highway 87 along the shoreline looking south toward Gilchrist, Texas. FEMA photo

Chambers of commerce representing Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Galveston, La Marque, Port Aransas, Port Arthur, Portland and Texas City came together in Corpus Christi on Friday, July 25, to address sustainable funding for Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. Local city and county governments joined the group led by Foster Edwards, CEO/President of the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the city of Corpus Christi.

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Fire Suppression units of the Beaumont Fire/Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire at 1120 Liveoak at approximately 7 a.m. They arrived to find the structure heavily involved by fire. Firefighters initially conducted an interior fire attack, however heavy fire conditions forced firefighters to exit the structure. Fire suppression activities were then conducted from the exterior of the building and the fire was brought under control within fifteen minutes. 

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