Beaumont Independent School District contract electrician Calvin Walker issued an April 16 letter to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams alleging three former BISD employees attempted to tamper with the bid process to keep him from doing business with the school district in 2006.

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Rick Lewandowksi, director of Shangri La, and Caleb Meadows, Granger Chevrolet

Al and Dean Granger of Granger Chevrolet have donat­ed a new high-efficiency elec­tric vehicle charging station to Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center.

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Dennis Ross Pierce (left) and Holly Rachel Williams

Two separate incidents in Orange resulted in two arrests for amphetamine possession, one involving illegal prescription pills and the other involving cocaine and crystal meth.

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Paul Lawrence Curtis (left) and Leonard George Curtis

Two arrests resulted from an incident in which an allegedly intoxicated driver with minor passengers in the vehicle struggled with police attempting to determine the man’s sobriety.

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Two former Beaumont Independent School District employees pleaded guilty in federal court April 14 to allegations of embezzling or conspiring to embezzle more than $4 million dollars from the local school district.

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