The News

Firefighters in Beaumont battled a residential blaze on July 31 that was apparently the result of arson, Beaumont Fire Resuce reports.

According to a news release, shortly after 1:00 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue suppression units responded to the report of a structure fire at in the 900 block of Avenue B. When firefighters arrived, they found a residential structure with fire in one exterior wall and spreading to the attic.

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Gloston

Some stories seem so ridiculous or comical that it may be difficult to believe them. But believe it or not, this story is true, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Saleme (right)

The Beaumont Independent School District has hired a new school finance consultant in former assistant superintendent for finance Leroy Saleme, who will come on as interim chief financial officer to assist in the area of finance and budget preparation for the upcoming school year.

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While most children are spending their summer vacations building sandcastles at the beach or earning achievements on their favorite video game, two Beaumont youth are working to make a difference in the lives of kids at Buckner Children’s Village.

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Sharon Rigsby, planetarium teacher at the Murray J. Frank Planetarium, was removed from the latest Beaumont Independent School District Reduction in Force (RIF) list. Rigsby’s name was not called when a notice of proposed termination due to financial exigency was announced at a BISD Special Meeting July 28.

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