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Odom Academy teacher Will Humber and his crew of middle school students grow org

Will Humber and his crew of students from Odom Academy are trying to make Beaumonters happier and healthier with organic fruits and vegetables grown in the school’s very own environmentally safe garden. The group celebrated the grand opening of the Odom’s Organics Produce Market on Thursday, June 6, at the store located on the Odom Middle School campus at 2550 West Virginia St. According to Humber, the store sells delicious and nutritious produce for reasonable prices.

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Ozen High School grad Lauren Hargraves (left) accepts the Cleveland Nisby Memori

As high schools all over Southeast Texas celebrated the accomplishments of graduating seniors this past week, a new generation of young adults was unleashed into communities both near and far. The Class of 2013 is heralded as the leaders of tomorrow, but preparation for their future success begins today. That’s why the board overseeing the Cleveland Nisby Memorial Scholarship Fund is investing in the continuing education of Beaumont’s brightest stars.

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One man was arrested and another facing drug charges after Orange County Sheriff’s deputies discovered large quantities of narcotics during a traffics stop Monday morning, June 10.

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Vonte Shakur Williams

(Beaumont Crime Stoppers press release)

Vonte Shakur Williams, a twenty-year-old Beaumont resident, is wanted for three felony warrants with bonds totaling of over $300,000. Williams is considered armed and dangerous. He drives a light blue 2008 Honda Civic and his known hangouts are in the area of Washington and Avenue A and Lucas and Concord. 

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A Port Arthur woman died Saturday, June 8, after being struck by one vehicle and run over by a second. Fifty-three-year-old Port Arthur resident Monica Johnson was struck by a silver vehicle at the 3300 block of Proctor Street in Port Arthur early Saturday morning while walking. Officers responded to the scene at approximately 3:59 a.m. and learned that the driver who struck the woman had failed to stop and render aid, according to a Port Arthur Police Department press release. While Johnson was lying in the roadway, she was run over by a second vehicle that did not see her.

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The Lamar Institute of Technology Office of Workforce Training and Continuing Education will hold an instructor recruiting fair from 4 to 8 p.m. on July 17. The event will be at the Multi-Purpose Center at 802 E. Lavaca in Beaumont. The department is looking for instructors to teach in several areas, including health sciences, pharmacy technology, OSHA, supervision, welding, entrepreneurship, leadership, real estate and public safety as well as others.

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John Solleder

One man is in custody after police say he ran over another man after a fight in the 4600 block of Hartel Street. 

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lightning file photo

Beaumont might be in for a nice, sunny weekend, but last night’s storm was anything but pleasant. 

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Beaumont Animal Services patch

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, a man employed with TruTech Animal Removal out of Houston, was removing bats out of a house  at 2486 Pierce St. in Beaumont earlier this week. It is unclear whether the man was bitten or just exposed to the bat, but it was shipped by the individual to Austin to be tested for rabies. The test came back positive.

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Vonte Shakur Williams

Vonte Shakur Williams, a 20-year-old Beaumont resident, is wanted on two outstanding burglary warrants.  Both warrants are felonies that carry bonds of $150,000 each. Beaumont police consider him a violent offender, and he has been arrested him in the past while in possession of a handgun. He often drives a 2008 Honda Civic bearing Texas license plate CB1S825.

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