If you have ever thought about growing fruit trees in your yard, you will be excited to learn of an upcoming workshop sponsored by Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension Office of Jefferson County. The Urban Fruit Tree Workshop: Growing Fruit on The Gulf Coast will be held Jan. 24. And we are in for a treat. Keynote speaker Tom Leroy comes to us very well suited to lead the program, along with our Local Citrus Expert Panel.

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From the Beaumont Independent School District:

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT FOR SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH PROCESS

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When arrested, Desrick Warren (inset) was in possession of these drugs.

Police in Orange announced Jan. 5 that they have made a new arrest related to a Dec. 12, 2014 shooting on Ridgemont Drive that left one man injured and another man dead.

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the BISD Board of Managers

First seated by state intervention in July 2014, the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Managers hit the ground running to set about righting the wrongs of the school district’s prior elected officials. When the seven managers — board president Dr. Jimmy Simmons, Jack Carroll, Dr. Vernice Monroe, A.B.

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Fire on Avenue C
Fire on Ave. C

Beaumont firefighters battled a blaze at the former location of Koch's Flower Shop in the 2200 block of Avenue C on Jan. 1, Beaumont Fire and Rescue reports.

At approximately 1:20 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire at 2270 Avenue C where they found the vacant building heavily involved by fire. It took approximately an hour to get the fire under control, Fire/Rescue stated. The building was completely destroyed, but there were no injuries.

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