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Beaumont police officers and fire department personnel responded to an accident along Eastex Freeway just past Austin Middle School Wednesday afternoon after a man driving a 1999 Pontiac lost control of his vehicle, went over the grassy median, across the access road slamming into an oak tree and then through a brick wall at the Longfellow Apartments.

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From the Beaumont Police Department:

 

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The West End Little League (W.E.L.L.) will be registering players for the spring baseball season Jan. 7 and 14 at the Regina Howell Elementary cafeteria from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. The league will be accepting players who are as young as 4 years old as of May 1, 2012 to the t-ball program. Players are accepted as old as 12 as of May 1, 2012 to the baseball program.

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Never before in the history of Texas had a school district been made to change from seven single-member districts to five single-member districts with two at-large seats as a result of a forced election brought about by the citizenry petitioning the move.

From the outset, Beaumont Independent School District leadership has rallied against any change – forcing voters to gather signatures on a petition to get the measure on the ballot for consideration.

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In the course of human events, the wheels of history turn slowly – but they do turn. Not on their own but with human shoulders on the wheel – the shoulders of men like Cleveland Nisby.

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In a post-Christmas court filing, Calvin Walker’s attorney Dick DeGuerin is asking U.S. Judge Ron Clark to give his client a gift by acquitting Walker on all charges brought against him by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas.

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From the Beaumont Police Department:

On Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 6:10pm, Beaumont Police Patrol Officers responded to Park St. and Lavaca in reference to shots fired.  Officers spoke with a 29 year old black male who reported he was at the Khwana Food Mart at 4025 Park St., and  attempted to pull in the parking lot when an unidentified black male confronted him.

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The Beaumont Police Department has released the identity of a man killed in an accident that shut down Eastex Freeway on Wednesday. He was identified as Johnny Langton, 36, of Warren.

According to police reports, Langton was driving southbound on the freeway when it was struck by a Jeep hat had crossed over the median from the northbound lanes. The investigation is still ongoing as to why the accident occurred.

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A three-year nightmare for a young mother ended in January when the late-Judge Britt Plunk ordered Lacey Marie Salter returned to her mother by the paternal grandparents who sought custody of the child based on the theory they could be better parents because they had more money than the mom.

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The Beaumont Police Department is tending to an accident on Highway 69, just north of the Delaware and 11th Street exits and entrance ramps. The release from the BPD is as follows:

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