The News

Contract bridge crews are preparing for this weekend’s traffic switch on the Neches River bridge (Purple Heart Memorial), according to a press release from The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). TXDOT says crews will begin the process of shifting eastbound traffic to the westbound bridge this evening, Friday, March 22, at 9 p.m. The process is expected to take two days, stretching into the weekend.

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With the help of undercover officers with the Beaumont Police Department’s narcotics division, SWAT and other investigators, police made a sizable drug bust near Lavaca and Avenue A in Beaumont on Friday morning, March 22.

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After a short ceremony hosted by the Young Men’s Business League (YMBL) and a pitch-perfect national anthem and flag salute, the South Texas Fair and Rodeo was officially opened Thursday, March 22. 

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A three-hour long Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting held Thursday, March 21, ended with one trustee facing assault charges and the majority of the board voting to bring in Houston lawyers to ready for a legal battle at the Texas Supreme Court.

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Groves PD

Groves Police arrested two black males in connection with four aggravated robberies Thursday morning at two Groves convenience stores — Fast Lane, 3911 Highway 366 and B & B No. 2 at 3301 Cleveland. The men were confirmed by Groves Police Department Lt. Kirk Rice as Odis Sparks,25, and Ernest Lee Wilson, 30, both of Port Arthur.

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