From Beaumont Independent School District spokesperson Nakisha Myles: The Beaumont Independent School District Board of Managers and Superintendent Vernon Butler are seeking staff and community input on ways to trim the budget for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. The recommendations submitted will be reviewed and considered by both the Board of Managers as well as the Superintendent.

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A 28-year-old Jasper man has been indicted for federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales, Aug. 8.

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Zoey Randall, the little “Heart Warrior” featured in The Examiner in May, is still undergoing treatment and testing for her rare heart condition and other medical issues, and her family is still raising funds to assist with high medical expenses. Sept. 8, Bayou Din Golf Club is hosting an invitational golf scramble to raise funds to help pay those expenses.

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Mugshots of Daryl Johnson, Erin Johnson and Kailyn Pete

The fight against public corruption in Jefferson County continued Wednesday, Aug. 6, as a federal grand jury indicted three more former Beaumont Independent School District employees who are charged with embezzling money from a program receiving federal funds. Two of those indicted are alleged to have never actually worked for the district.

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Creighton awaiting results on election night

State Rep. Brandon Creighton of Conroe defeated fellow Republican and State Rep. Steve Toth of The Woodlands to gain the Texas Senate District 4 seat in a special runoff election Tuesday, Aug. 5.

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