BISD board members A.B Bernard and Lenny Caballero

The Beaumont Independent School District Board of Managers hired the Texas Association of School Boards Executive Search Committee to find candidates for the district’s open superintendent position at a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 2. Board members heard from three prospective firms vying for the job before discussing the search firms in the open public meeting forum.

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Photo by Brandi Haskett

Like Dorothy and Toto, children in state care yearn to find a loving home after being lost for so long, and on Nov. 21 nearly 30 children followed the yellow brick road to a wonderful wizard, who granted their wish.

On National Adoption Day, Judge Randy Shelton of the 279th District Court and his cast of workers and volunteers made these children’s dreams come true, just in time for the holidays.

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 The Thanksgiving Weekend is one of the most highly traveled times on our public roadways in the State of Texas with increased traffic as families take to the roads to celebrate the holidays. This time period is also marked with increased traffic collisions. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is committed to making the roadways safe during this Holiday Season.

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Theodore Paul Victor Jr.

A former Port Arthur Independent School District board member was sentenced to prison Monday, Nov. 24, convicted of income tax violations, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office public information officer Davilyn Walston.

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City offices, including Water Customer Service and all library branches, for the City of Beaumont will be closed on Thursday, November 27, Friday, November 28, and Saturday, November 29 in observance of Thanksgiving.

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