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Police are searching for a hooded gunman who robbed a convenience store in Orange on June 22, forcing customers to lie on the floor as he made off with the business's money.

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Crenshaw (left and inset) looks on as he awaits the appointment decision.

In a split vote of the Jefferson County Commissioners, the panel elected 3/2 to approve appointing First Assistant Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw as Judge of County Court at Law #2 during a regular meeting of the elected officials held Monday, June 22.

Beaumont NAACP chapter president Paul Jones said he wanted to see a minority appointed to the seat vacated by Judge Lupe Flores.

The majority of commissioners stated that racial lines were not as important as character and ability.

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Danielle Christine Culpepper, 19, of Beaumont

Danielle Christine Culpepper, 19, of Beaumont, died in one-vehicle crash in Newton County on Saturday, June 20. A 12:45 p.m., Culpepper was traveling eastbound on Recreational Road 255 in a 2012 Jeep Wrangler when for an unknown reason, she traveled off the road to the right, DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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Beginning in August, the Miller Branch Library will be hosting free Zumba classes every Wednesday for adults 18 and up.

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A La Porte city councilman was killed in an electrocution incident June 19 at Orange Junior High School in Orangefield.

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Patricia Lambert

It is said the wheels of justice turn slowly.

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Vietnam War graffiti salvaged from a troop ship is now on display through Aug. 30 at the Museum of the Gulf Coast in an exhibit titled Marking Time: Voyages to Vietnam. The exhibit presents the stories, through graffiti left on a troopship’s bunk canvases, of young American soldiers and Marines going to Vietnam during the 1960s, and their stories reflect the attitudes and events during a turbulent decade of our nation’s history.

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 Calder Woods assisted living resident Edna Buck, 92, sits in a 1928 Model A dur
Calder Woods assisted living resident Charlie Pemberton (right) and his son, Cra

It is estimated that Americans spend more than four years of their life behind the wheel. It then would make sense that some of their fondest memories or best conversations were had in a car. To share in these special memories and help create even more, Calder Woods, a nonprofit, faith-based senior living community, invites the public to its 12th annual Antique Car Show on Friday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to noon to help families kick off Father’s Day weekend.

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New BISD Police Chief Rob Flores, Jr. (right) with Beaumont Police Chief Jimmy S

According to an announcement made by Beaumont Independent School District spokesperson Ron Reynolds, the district’s Board of Managers approved the hiring of several new administrative employees as recommended by new Superintendent Dr.

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The Officer Bryan Hebert Memorial Foundation will host a fish fry fundraiser on Thursday, June 25 at Performance Car Audio in Beaumont.

For $10, guests can purchase a fish plate served with hushpuppies, fries and a bottled water. Dine-in and drive-thru pick up services will be available from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Proceeds from this benefit are used to provide full paid scholarships for cadets to attend the Lamar Institute of Technology's Regional Police Academy in honor of fallen police officer, Bryan Hebert.

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