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Orange City Council

Citing a need to acquire more space to house city offices, city of Orange officials are looking to move from their historic downtown locale to property currently serving as the First Financial Bank.

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Chief Operations Officer Robert Calvert

Despite multiple indictments and convictions already attributed to fraud and fiscal mismanagement at the Beaumont Independent School District, officials are still looking to root out any remaining nefarious actors with the help of tipsters. In that vein, BISD launched a Tip Line on Monday, Jan.

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Michael Truncale

Thursday, Jan. 7, Gov. Greg Abbott announced the appointment of Beaumont attorney Michael Truncale to the Austin-based Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board for a term set to expire Feb. 1, 2021.

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Kirvis Fontenot

Beaumont Independent School District is down an administrator this week as longtime district employee Kirvis Fontenot was first questioned by criminal investigators at his Pathways alternative school campus and then given leave of his officials duties in short succession.

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Tilman Fertitta raises a glass of champagne in celebration of the grand opening

Tilman Fertitta, chairman, CEO, and sole shareholder of Landry’s Inc. and one of America’s wealthiest businessmen, will star in CNBC’s new original primetime series, “Billion Dollar Buyer,” premiering Tuesday, March 22 at 9 p.m. CST.

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Friends and family of a Port Neches Middle School student who shattered his pelvis when he fell 30 feet on Nov. 23 are holding a barbecue benefit to raise funds for his medical treatment. 

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Brought in from the French Quarter of New Orleans, a circa 1900 Louis XV all-bro

A Beaumont estate sale will feature three generations of “wonderful stuff,” as gatherer Charlotte Fontenot likes to call the unique collection of art and antique items, some dating back to the early 1700s.

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David Carl Smith and attorney

A man originally charged with murder for the 2012 death of Vidor resident Amber Nicole Guillory and later extradited from the Netherlands pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter in Judge John Stevens Criminal District Court on Tuesday, Jan. 12. David Carl Smith, 42, was sentenced to 10 years in prison relative to a plea agreement made with the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.

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A nude and muddy man reported to have been causing a disturbance in Orange over the weekend nearly slipped away from police after wrestling free while they were attempting to detain him, but the officers ultimately prevailed, using their department issued Tasers to subdue the slippery suspect.

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