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A 22-year-old Beaumont man is dead after an argument on Mother's Day turned violent.

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2012 Southeast Texas Police Memorial Ceremony

 



It has been called “the ultimate sacrifice” to die in the line of duty. But no pretty words or special designations dispel the heartache felt by those who knew and loved the men and women who have perished while trying to keep the citizens of their community safe while working as a law enforcement officer. What has shown to offer some consolation, however, is the annual memoriam where the lives lost in the line of duty are remembered and applauded.

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A May 4 article in the Wall Street Journal ranks Beaumont as No. 1 – but not in opportunity or culture, as elected officials would perhaps like to see, but rather as the capital for incidences of identity manipulation. Beaumont, according to a report compiled and released by ID Analytics, leads the nation in per-capita identity-manipulation attempts, which is slightly different than identity theft, according to researchers working on the report – but no less a crime.

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Botched attempt followed unrelated robbery two weeks earlier

 

A 35-year-old Orange man is in stable condition Wednesday night after his attempt to rob a Beaumont jewelry store went horribly awry, resulting in four bullets finding their way into his torso, courtesy of the store owner.

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Educator pleaded for investigation of Jefferson Co. Constable Joe Stevenson

 

Joe “Quarterback” Stevenson has been Jefferson County Constable in Precinct 6 for the past 15 years and has been dogged by reports of thuggish behavior, domestic violence and official harassment during that regime. Now he’s asking voters in Jefferson County to promote him to the office of sheriff.

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Total project director takes on his new role in Beijing

 

The deer and the antelope play at the Griffith Ranch, a 300-acre spread near Winnie and the home of exotic game and Carl Griffith, the former sheriff and county judge. It was in the latter role that he helped facilitate the Deep Conversion Project at the Total Port Arthur Refinery, a multi-billion dollar expansion that has positioned the facility to play a major role in 21st century fuel production.

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Correction appended.

Ladies who lunch – and a few men – joined forces at the Reaud Guest House for a fundraising event April 26. The Albert E. and Gena Reaud Guest House is a nonprofit hospitality house that provides families with a home-away-from-home while their loved ones receive care at any local hospital, hospice or rehabilitation facility.

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Dawn Williams, an aide at Austin Middle School, was fired on Thursday, May 3, after she was arrested by the Beaumont Independent School District Police Department following her confession to showing pornographic images on her phone to students, said Craig Eichhorn, communications specialist for the district.

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BEAUMONT – A federal judge has sentenced a 36-year-old Dallas man in connection with his role in a pair of complex, lucrative oil and gas Ponzi schemes that operated in Michigan and Texas, announced Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

 

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As May days take over the calendar, students in the Beaumont Independent School District are anticipating prom, graduation, summer break and gang violence. While most of the coming activities are touted as memories to be cherished for a lifetime, teens in Southeast Texas who aren’t affiliated with gang activity have come to fear “5/9 Hoova Day,” celebrated every May 9 in the metropolitan area.

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