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Although U.S. Attorney Special Prosecutor Bob Rawls attempted to make Beaumont Independent School District contract electrician Calvin Walker forfeit employment with the school district, federal judge Ron Clark refused to make the stipulation part of Walker’s plea agreement with the court Dec. 12. 

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A scam targeting the elderly and disabled has continued to flourish even after an Examiner investigation and subsequent FBI raid exposed a ring of actors filing fraudulent income tax returns on behalf of their victims. 

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Orange Christian Services is accepting donations of clean, new and gently used blankets for its “Blanket of Hope Drive” running through Dec. 21. Those wishing to donate may drop off blankets at various collection sites throughout Orange County during each site’s regular business hours.

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Col. Msgr. Francis Walter Montondon, 81, of Port Arthur, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at Rose House in Port Arthur.

The dual titles reflected the reality of Msgr. Montondon’s life. He was a Roman Catholic priest appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as Prelate of Honor to His Holiness with the right to the title of Reverend Monsignor.

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A hostage situation in Port Arthur ended peacefully after 28-year-old Walter Moore of Port Arthur took a 2-year-old captive and barricaded himself inside a home on the 2500 block of 61st Street.

The standoff began in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Dec. 12. By the time police arrived, Moore had closed the blinds, telling police he was heavily armed with his 2-year-old niece still inside. 

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At the Children's Holiday Museum Party and Tree Lighting at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Santa arrived in the the new Beaumont Fire & Rescue ladder truck. The annual event ended with Santa lighting the Children's Tree at 6 p.m. The event has been hosted by area museums, the Tyrrell Library, local attractions, Beaumont Main Street and local tourism agencies for over 15 years.

Happy Holidays!

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When Jerry Marshall, 50, of Mauriceville made an agreement with his three sons that he would join the Vidor Taekwondo academy if all three boys earned their black belts, his sons never thought he would actually go through with it.

“I thought he was just talking,” Nathan Marshall said.

Nathan, Justin and Luke Marshall started Taekwondo training in 2006 and were black belts within two years.

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Marine Sgt. Josh Yarbrough was surprised yet again by friends and family Wednesday, Dec. 5 when he was presented a check for some new golf gear at Games People Play on College Street in Beaumont.  

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Three days after a 14-year-old Beaumont Independent School District student was reported missing from the Ozen High School campus, her mother reports the child is now home.

Shavoner Wilson told The Examiner she found her daughter, 14-year-old daughter, Marchelle Washington, Friday, Nov. 30, with the help of a neighborhood informant. Washington had been missing since Nov. 27.

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