Texas Rose Saloon at 2013 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway in Beaumont welcomes New Orleans rock act The Breton Sound on Thursday, May 28, at 7 p.m. For ticket information, call (409) 833-3900. Jonathan Pretus (vocals), Stephen Turner (guitar), Joe Bourgeois (bass) and John Bourgeois (drums) make up the band that is touring in support of its third studio record, Don’t Be Afraid of Rock & Roll Volume 1. Also performing will be A. Sinclair of Austin.

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Brad Burnett and Channa LeDoux

Channa LeDoux was well on her way to becoming a high school dropout in 2014. With poor grades, poor attendance and just plain poor, Channa had nothing going for her. Or so people thought.

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The Beaumont Independent Board of Managers approved a resolution that would satisfy new legislation enacted with SB 149 that requires schools districts to allow students to graduate who have failed end-of-course assessments during a meeting held Wednesday, May 27.

According to the bill’s text, school districts must provide “alternative methods for satisfying certain public high school graduation requirements, including the use of individual graduation committees.”

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At 4:10 p.m., a 25-year-old Beaumont man crashed into the new HEB on College Street, striking a melon stand, Beaumont Police Sgt. Rob Flores reported on Wednesday, May 27.

According to Flores, the man is believed to have been the victim of a medical emergency, possibly a seizure.

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Flooded Village Creek

Acting Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent Edward Comeau announced on Tuesday, May 26, that due to significant storm activity and record-setting rains in the region, many of the hiking trails and paddling trails throughout the preserve are completely inaccessible and will be closed for approximately a week to ten days.

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