UPDATE: At about 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, acting on a Crime Stoppers Tip, fugitive task force members located and arrested Cody Lewis in Pennington, Texas, about 157 miles northeast of Beaumont just off U.S. 287.
UPDATE 3 – Mike Neil's comments: Current BISD Board TrusteeMike Neil said Monday, April 14, in a 12:50 p.m. press conference at the BISD Administration Building, “This is a huge victory. There is no reason to appeal; Putting a conservator in is exactly what needs to be done. I wish they would have come in sooner.
In a press release, Texas Education Agency Director of Communications Gene Acuña attempted to “provide some perspective” regarding the tele-town hall meeting Thursday, April 10, April 10. The stated goal of the telephone-based town hall was to hear specifically from community members about issues surrounding the Beaumont Independent School District.
With high unemployment numbers, the economy still in recovery, and student loan debt surpassing credit card debt for the first time in U.S. history, it’s easy for young college students to feel discouraged.
In Beaumont, Orange and around the area, law enforcement officers are receiving calls from retailers and other victims reporting counterfeit currency being used to purchase items. And who is responsible for fabricating the bogus cash? According to peace officers, through advanced printing and scanning capabilities, it could be anyone – so everyone should be on the alert.
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