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A newly released audit of the Beaumont Independent School District, first obtained by The Examiner, shows phantom money on the books skewed the school district’s financial position prior to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams appointing a Board of Managers and interim superintendent to take the place of an elected Board of Trustees and superintendent Timothy Chargois on July 14, 2014.

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Shaun Arceneaux and Robert Williamson

For the second time in the span of a week, a citizen has assisted officers in the capture of suspects fleeing from the scene of a crime in Orange County.

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The City of Beaumont will be hosting its annual Fourth of July Celebration on Saturday, July 4, at Riverfront Park in downtown Beaumont. 

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Police in Orange are searching for an armed robbery suspect caught on tape while holding up Sun Loan, located at 1104 16th St., on June 30.

According to a news release from the Orange Police Department, officers responded to the robbery at 3:38 p.m. A black male suspect reportedly entered the business armed with a rifle and demanded money. He fled on foot behind the building with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured during the incident, reports OPD.

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After numerous reports of taxpayers being called or someone coming to their door to collect money, the Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector is warning members of the community to be aware of people that are going door to door or calling by telephone in an attempt to collect property taxes.

"My office does not go to a taxpayer's home or make collection phone calls," Allison Nathan Getz said in a release.

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