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Friends, family and co-workers of Theresa Fillyaw gathered Wednesday, April 6, to honor her memory by dedicating a tree in Legacy Park; a project of the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Education Foundation, Inc., to honor those who are or have been affiliated with LC-M schools. Theresa taught at Little Cypress Elementary from 2005 to 2007. In her comments to those attending the ceremony, Dr. Pauline Hargrove, LC-M Superintendent emphasized that although there for a short time, Theresa made an enormous impact on the students and staff with whom she worked.

 

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Port Arthur Police are looking for three black males who robbed the Mini Mart at 3453 25th St. in Port Arthur Sunday evening.

According to Sgt. J. Lloyd with the PAPD, the three males entered the store around 8:45 Sunday evening, all three were wearing ski masks, they displayed chrome handguns and demanded money. They made off with an undetermined amount of money before fleeing the scene on foot.

A K-9 tracking dog was used when officers arrived, however the canine came up with noting. The robbery remains under investigation.

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Beaumont police officers near Frint and Fannett Road observed a car speed by driving recklessly Sunday, April 11, at almost midnight. The driver turned onto Fannett Road and headed west as officers tried to catch up. The car then took a turn south on a private drive just outside the city limits.

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On Saturday, April 9, at about 11:15 p.m. Beaumont police officers responded to a reported disturbance at a residence in the 1700 block of Lucille.

When officers arrived, they spoke to the victim, a 23-year-old Beaumont woman. The woman said a 31-year-old Beaumont man she is acquainted with came to her residence in the 1700 block of Regent and assaulted her. 

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Four members of the Beaumont Independent School District’s Board of Trustees; the district itself; Superintendent Carrol Thomas; Parsons, the company overseeing the district’s $388.6 million bond initiative; and HRE Inc. are being sued by L&L General Contractors claiming unlawful discrimination, saying it was not awarded a construction contract because its principles are white.

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When the magnitude 9 earthquake and resulting tsunami devastated much of northern Japan on March 11, it was a human catastrophe of almost unimaginable proportion. But it was the damage at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that potentially had the greatest implications for the United States and power companies including Entergy that generate significant electricity with nuclear power.

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Despite facing the impact of budget cuts by the Texas Legislature and publicly announcing that “no one in the district, not even the superintendent” would receive a raise this year, Beaumont Independent School District spokesperson Jessie Haynes announced on Friday April 8 that she hired an assistant for the communications department.

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Beaumont Fire Rescue responded to a reported structure fire at 110 S. 4th St. shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7, to find a patch of wooded brush in the area fully engulfed in flames.

According to reports from the agency, when firefighters arrived, they found a pile of tires on fire inside of a vacant warehouse that was being torn down. A contractor company hired by Moore Supply to tear down an old building behind the business was apparently using a cutting torch and accidentally caught the pile of tires on fire, investigators contend.

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According to information from Orange Police Capt. Cliff Hargrave, on Friday, April 8, the suspect in the attempted murder of an Orange woman, Horace Dempsey, was arrested in Miami, Fl. 

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A 45-year-old man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

Robert Emmet Horn, of Sour Lake, pleaded guilty Nov. 22, 2010, to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 80 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. 

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