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Former Beaumont Independent School District contract electrician Calvin Walker is claiming through attorney Dick DeGuerin that the prosecution he now faces in allegations of fraudulently overbilling the school district and the city of Port Arthur amounts to double jeopardy. Furthermore, according to Walker’s attorney, the close ties shared between the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and the Beaumont U.S.

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I-10 Westbound lanes into Beaumont have been closed following a multi-vehicle crash near Asher Turnaround in Rose City. 

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Three children and two adults were transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 87 just north of Deweyville Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis said the crash occurred around 6 a.m.

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Seven East Texans have been indicted on federal charges involving conspiracy to commit an offense and to defraud the U.S. government and theft of government property or money in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales and Colonel Brandon Grubbs, Red River Army Depot Installation Commander announced in a Wednesday, Oct. 1 press release.

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One person is dead as a result of a crash in Hardin County Tuesday, Sept. 30, which also caused road closures for three hours at the site of the accident.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis, at approximately 2:30 p.m., there was a two vehicle crash at the intersection of FM 418 and FM 1122 in Hardin County.

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin

Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, like the drought currently affecting much of the nation, have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, the Internal Revenue Service announced Tuesday, Sept. 30

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From the Beaumont Housing Authority  - The U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development announced the award of an $81,723 grant to the Beaumont Housing Authority to continue their highly successful Family Self Sufficiency Program. 

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The City of Vidor Police Department recently initiated a weekly “most wanted” list with names of individuals who have warrants for outstanding fines with the Vidor Municipal Court, and the city and its enforcers are on a mission to collect more than $1.5 million owed them from recent incidents and going back a decade.

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Shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, Beaumont Fire Rescue was alerted to a water leak at Parkdale Mall, 6155 Eastex Frwy. When units arrived, they determined an underground line to one of the building’s sprinkler systems had failed. That one line was shut down stopping the water leak. Parkdale Management reports 10 to 12 stores were affected by the water leaking into the building. At this time the main entrance in closed including the main center court area.

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