Former Vidor Independent School District teacher Sondra Reed now faces criminal prosecution for engaging in what prosecutors say was an improper relationship between the educator and a student.

The indictment was filed June 25 in the 128th District Court, and Orange County District Attorney John Kimbrough signed off that the case is ready for trial on June 26.

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Courtney Thibodeaux speaks with BISD Superintendent Chargois.

June 26 was the third and final day of the Special Education hearing concerning compensation for the alleged abuse and mistreatment of 6-year-old Pietzsch-MacArthur Elementary special needs student Triniti Thibodeaux.

Thibodeaux suffers from Angelman Syndrome, a disorder that makes the young child unable to speak and causes seizures.

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A witness has reported that they caught an Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputy on tape speeding and recklessly passing vehicles in heavy Houston traffic on June 29.

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Jariot Culbert, 29; Demetrius Proctor, 23; and Nathan Rachal, 22

Wednesday, July 2, at 2:14 am, officers responded to a robbery at Walmart at 4145 Dowlen Road in Beaumont. Two black males entered the store, popped a secured drawer, removed a large amount of cash and threatened an employee. The suspects ran towards Kohl’s to a black Chevrolet Impala. A third suspect was in the drivers seat.

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photo by Kevin King

The Beaumont Independent School District’s proposed Reduction in Force (RIF) failed to garner support from the school district’s Board of Trustees when the matter of cutting more than 100 teaching positions came to vote Monday, June 30. One board trustee, Tom Neild, was out of town for the meeting.

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