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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The future of football is here.

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Regardless of what Old Man Winter sends our way, one thing is certain – the Houston, Boat, Sport and Travel Show will be open for our entertainment Jan. 2-11, at the NRG (Reliant) Center. This is a sure-fire event the entire family will get into. There are boats, RVs, fishing tackle, jewelry, cookware, paintings, fashion items, rainbow trout to catch, and fishing and hunting guides galore. But wait, there’s more. Not only does this show have more than 16 acres of boats and campers, but hot tubs and saunas, as well.

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The Lamar men’s and women’s basketball teams are set to begin Southland Conference play this weekend as the Cards will host Nicholls on Saturday, Jan. 3. The Lady Cards (3-8) will play at 4 p.m. followed by the men’s game at 7 p.m.

Then, both teams will travel east to New Orleans on Monday, Jan. 5 for a double header with the ladies tipping off at 5:30 p.m. and the men will follow at 7:30 p.m.

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