News

Airman Matthew Jackson is an aviation boatswain’s mate on the Reagan.

A 2012 Central Medical Magnet High School graduate and Beaumont native is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

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Eight AEDs were donated by Courtney’s Crusade to the Beaumont Police Department.

Courtney’s Crusade, a non-profit organization, donated eight automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to the Beaumont Police Department on Wednesday, April 1, in the Beaumont Police Department lobby.

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Butterfly Release

If the unforgettable experience of watching hundreds of beautiful butterflies take flight simultaneously isn’t enough to convince you to attend Harbor Foundation’s sixth annual butterfly release, perhaps free food, music, and fun and educational activities will grab your attention.

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This year’s Neches River Festival King is Mitch Smith.

Saturday, April 18, at 10 a.m., the Neches River Festival Parade will start at South MLK Parkway and Bonham Street. The parade will continue north down MLK, turn east on Calder Avenue toward downtown Beaumont and then turn south on Park Street.

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Police arrested a 13-year-old boy on the evening of April 13 after the shotgun-wielding juvenile reportedly stole a taxi cab and used it to evade pursuing officers.

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Dr. John W. Frossard

The Beaumont Independent School District Board of Managers unanimously voted to name Dr. John W. Frossard the lone finalist for the position of superintendent at a meeting held Monday, April 13.

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Daryl Johnson, Erin Gipson Johnson and Kailyn Pete

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas - Three former Beaumont Independent School District employees have been sentenced for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales (on Monday, April 13).

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Police are investigating a death on Franklin Street in Beaumont that was reported as a possible homicide, according to the Beaumont Police Department.

BPD reports that officers were dispatched in reference to the possible homicide at 1:41 p.m. on April 13. Upon arrival at the scene, police units discovered a 64-year-old male resident deceased inside the apartment. The victim and his brother reportedly lived as roommates there. A friend of the men called in the incident.

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Police in Pinehurst are searching for a suspect who ran into the woods during a traffic stop on April 13, reports the Pinehurst Police Department.

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From the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas:

Eighteen individuals have been arrested on federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced in a news release on April 13.

According to the news release, on April 7 through April 8, a combined task force of federal, state and local law enforcement arrested 18 illegal aliens working under false identities at various refineries, industrial plants and shipyards in Jefferson, Galveston and Liberty counties.

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