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Sept. 12, 2012, The Examiner started an investigation into the closing of the Beaumont Independent School District’s Adult Cosmetology night class program, which had been offered for more than a decade at the district’s Taylor Career and Technology Center. The program was canceled abruptly the evening of Sept.

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When Hurricane Ike devastated a large section of the upper Texas Gulf Coast, it exposed not only the vulnerability of man-made structures to nature’s fury but the inadequacy of the measures put in place to deal with the resulting financial ruin.

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UPDATE: At its meeting Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Beaumont City Council unanimously passed the new ordinance regarding the mobile food units.

Restaurants in fixed locations that want to operate mobile food trucks won’t have to abide by the same regulations as independent food trucks if the City Council approves a new round of regulations regarding mobile food units in what would be the first change in mobile food regulations in more than three years.

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The water in Beaumont might meet state and federal standards for clean water, but the city is fighting an expensive battle to keep it that way.

The latest series of multimillion-dollar purchases to improve the water in Beaumont will likely put more greenbacks in the city coffers, but only after a seven-year period where the city will raise water rates an average of 5 percent each year, according to water utilities director Dr. Hani Tohme.

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Several months of investigation by Examiner staffers have revealed a saturation of illegal casino-style gambling outlets in Southeast Texas, with some game room owners grossing $3 million or more in unreported earnings a month. Dozens of game rooms have been identified all over the Golden Triangle, raking in thousands of dollars a day in proceeds for the business owners, and paying out cash under the table to patrons. Still, local law enforcement officers say they are limited in what they can do to stop it. 

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A woman was sent to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont with non-life-threatening injuries Monday, Oct. 1, after she lost control of her Dodge pickup at Interstate Highway 10 near W. Pine Street. 

Police said they arrived on the scene at approximately 1:30 p.m. to find the woman disoriented.

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scene of the accident

Andrea Richard of Sulphur, La., says she had never been in a wreck before. But after Friday afternoon, Sept. 28, she and her 7-year-old granddaughter will have their own cautionary tale to tell.

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According to a press release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, 35 year-old Travis J. Guillory, who last resided at 3095 Roberts St. in Beaumont, was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in the state penitentiary in connection with a 2011 narcotics investigation.

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According to a press release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, 35 year-old Travis J. Guillory, who last resided at 3095 Roberts St. in Beaumont, was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in the state penitentiary in connection with a 2011 narcotics investigation.

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According to Alzheimer’s Association’s Web site, “Alzheimer’s Action Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the disease and the need for more education, support and research. Millions of families across the United States and the world are affected by this disease.” The association encouraged everyone to wear purple on Sept. 21 to show their support for fighting the disease. Beaumont Health Care Center did its part to by holding a balloon release and concert for patients to raise public awareness of the disease.

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