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     A deputy with the Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested one man after a traffic stop led to the discovery of a variety of illegal narcotics, deputies report.

 

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Firefighters in Beaumont battled a residential blaze on July 31 that was apparently the result of arson, Beaumont Fire Resuce reports.

According to a news release, shortly after 1:00 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue suppression units responded to the report of a structure fire at in the 900 block of Avenue B. When firefighters arrived, they found a residential structure with fire in one exterior wall and spreading to the attic.

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Gloston

Some stories seem so ridiculous or comical that it may be difficult to believe them. But believe it or not, this story is true, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Saleme (right)

The Beaumont Independent School District has hired a new school finance consultant in former assistant superintendent for finance Leroy Saleme, who will come on as interim chief financial officer to assist in the area of finance and budget preparation for the upcoming school year.

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While most children are spending their summer vacations building sandcastles at the beach or earning achievements on their favorite video game, two Beaumont youth are working to make a difference in the lives of kids at Buckner Children’s Village.

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Sharon Rigsby, planetarium teacher at the Murray J. Frank Planetarium, was removed from the latest Beaumont Independent School District Reduction in Force (RIF) list. Rigsby’s name was not called when a notice of proposed termination due to financial exigency was announced at a BISD Special Meeting July 28.

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Examiner file photo

The city of Beaumont voted to approve a resolution at a Tuesday, July 29, council meeting authorizing an earnest money contract for the sale of Hotel Beaumont to Garden Street Holdings, LLC, of California for $1.175 million.

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Voegele

Orange police have arrested a 28-year-old Orange resident who they say admitted to having sex with a juvenile runaway who was staying at his home but said he did not know she was underage. While police concede that may be true, his Facebook page tells a story of its own, revealing a man on the prowl for sexual satisfaction.

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Baker

A Corpus Christi man was found guilty of felony possession of marijuana following a two-day trial in Judge Larry Gist’s Drug Impact Court, Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced in a press release Wednesday, July 30.

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