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Four-hundred-plus Jefferson County youths were seen in the county courthouse July 11, although none were there to directly participate in court proceedings. “I want to let these kids know there is more to the courthouse than getting in trouble,” Save Our Children (S.O.C.) founder the Rev. J.D. Roberts said when planning the July 11 Know Your County Courthouse program, now in its fifth year. “There is so much more than criminal proceedings going on at the courthouse.”

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Braille program provides intensive instruction to blind children through fun, hands-on learning and activities

Rebecca Abrego said she was always a little fearful of her daughter, a pre-teen with visual and hearing impairments, getting out on her own.
“I always kept her close to me; I didn’t want anything to happen to her,” the mother recalls. “She is trying to make it in my world – the seeing/hearing world – not in hers. It’s very scary for me.”

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At the end of a lengthy, sometimes heated discussion among the city of Beaumont’s elected leaders Tuesday, July 24, Mayor Becky Ames put forth an idea that seemed to quell the ruckus on council related to the city’s role in providing school crossing guards.

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