The News

Child abuse prevention in Orange County

At the Orange County Commissioners Court meeting Monday, April 14, commissioners proclaimed April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Commissioner Michael Williams

Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced Monday, April 14, his decision to appoint a Board of Managers and new superintendent to oversee the management of the Beaumont Independent School District, a group that should be in place by June 15.

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Two former Beaumont Independent School District employees pleaded guilty in federal court April 14 to allegations of embezzling or conspiring to embezzle more than $4 million dollars from the local school district.

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Keeath Magee

Jefferson County District Court Judge Milton Sheffield granted an extension to the temporary restraining order won by petitioner Melinda Harper, a Beaumont resident and, thereby, a Beaumont ISD stakeholder, on April 16, preventing the school district from conti

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 Craig Escamilla

The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) announces that Executive Director Craig Escamilla will resign his position effective May 31 to accept a position at Lamar University.

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