The News

Central High School came into being in 1986 with the merger of the French and Charlton-Pollard high schools. According to the Beaumont Independent School District finance department, Central currently holds an enrollment of 1,698 students. Of those students, 85 percent receive free or reduced lunch.

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DPS

A woman is dead after an accident on FM 1747 west of Jasper ejected her from her vehicle July 5.

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LIT

(LIT Press Release)

Two Lamar Institute of Technology students earned medals at the National SkillsUSA Competition held June 24-28 in Kansas City, Mo.

Kenneth Ross, a utility line technology student, earned a silver medal in job skill demonstration open. In this contest, competitors demonstrate and explain an entry-level job skill. His advisor was Rusty Koenig, program director of utility line technology.

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Just a few days shy of the one-year anniversary of his death, the family of Aaron Leffage could soon find justice after two suspects were arrested in the capital murder Tuesday, July 2.

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The local U.S. Attorney’s office is sinking its teeth into a prominent Beaumont orthodontist after he defrauded the government out of almost $1 million in false Medicaid claims. 

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