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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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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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Beaumont Police Department

On Saturday, 07/26/14 at about  9:14 a.m. Patrol Officers were dispatched to 5015 Pine (Pine Club Apartments) in reference to a victim of a shooting. Upon arrival officers located the victim and after speaking with him it was learned that he had been shot in the upper thigh of his left leg.  He was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital, with non life threatening injuries.

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Beaumont Fire and Rescue

At approximately 10:51 AM, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to the report of a structure fire at 1929 Euclid. When firefighters arrived, they found one room of the home involved with fire. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to one room of the house. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire appears to be an electrical problem. Red Cross was called to assist the occupant, according to a press release.  

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1695 Tulane as seen by first in chief

At approximately 12:45 AM, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to the report of a structure on fire at 1695 Tulane, according to a press release. When firefighters arrived, they found a vacant dwelling fully involved by fire. Firefighters were able to control the fire within fifteen minutes but not before a house next door also received some damage to the exterior. The occupant of that house was able to escape without injury.

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Michael Kamm Morgan and Ashley Nicole Posey

Deputies arrested two people they say were in possession of methamphetamine and prohibited weapons after executing a search warrant on a residence in Mauriceville on Wednesday, July 23, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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One man was injured and another arrested as the result of a shooting in Orange County on Thursday, July 24, reports sheriff's deputies.

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The Pinehurst Police Department reports a local doctor’s office was the target of an in-depth investigation by the department and the DEA after numerous complaints were received by law enforcement officers from citizens complaining they suspected the doctor of abusing his position by prescribing large amounts of drugs to patients from Texas and Louisiana.

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Sharon Rigsby, Beaumont ISD planetarium teacher at the Murry J. Frank Planetarium, has found herself once again on the district’s Reduction in Force (RIF) list.

The original RIF list, containing more than 100 teaching positions, including Risby’s, failed to garner enough support to pass at a Monday, June 30, Board of Trustees meeting.

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