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Beaumont ISD

More than a year after reports of widespread, educator-sanctioned cheating on standardized tests at the Beaumont Independent School District were submitted to the Texas Education Agency, the governmental entity has yet to release findings from any investigation into the matter. Also under review for just as long are reports of BISD staff committing attendance fraud to rake in millions of dollars in unwarranted state and federal funding, with teacher-supplied evidence handed over to the TEA to assist in its investigation.

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Fire damaged two units at Waterfall Apartments in Vidor.

Orange County Emergency Services District No. 1 responded to a fire Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Waterfall Apartments in Vidor.

About 2:12 p.m., the department received a call of a fire at a duplex apartment on Luther Circle and was on the scene at 2:17 p.m. The fire was extinguished around 20 minutes later, said Orange County Emergency Services District No. 1 Fire Chief Bryant Champagne.

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The City of Vidor continues its efforts to collect a decade's worth of outstanding fines owed to the city. This week, police are asking for assistance in locating the following persons owing more than $1000 in fines to the city:
1. Derrick Doran Cane, B/M, Age 50, 3 traffic warrants totaling $1,629.00
2. Patricia Diane Carlton, W/F, age 43, 1 traffic warrant totaling $1,020.00
3. Linda Chaison, W/F, age 43, 2 traffic warrant totaling $1,322.00
4. Cody Michael Chartin, W/M, age 29, 4 traffic warrants totaling $1,761.00

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Press release from the Jefferson County Bar Association:
The Jefferson County Bar Association will celebrate the sixth annual National Celebrate Pro Bono Week on Oct. 20 – Oct. 24, 2014.

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Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Orange resident on Saturday, Oct. 18, after busting him with more than 5 grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

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A Vidor policeman was released from the hospital and is recovering from injuries after being struck by a motorist following the Vidor homecoming football game Friday night, Oct. 17.

About 10:28 p.m. Friday, Vidor Police officers were directing traffic at the intersection of South Main and Orange streets. Three officers were in the intersection, wearing reflective gear and using flashlights.

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On Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at about 11 p.m., Officers responded to the 3700 block of E. Lucas in reference to a crash involving a pedestrian.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety can confirm that Tommy Joe Reeves of Orange was killed in this fatal Hit and Run crash.The investigating Troopers of this fatal crash have determined that the second vehicle involved is a

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BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals is once again sponsoring the Live United 5K race to benefit the United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County. The Live United 5K is Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, and begins at Port Neches Park at the corner of Merriman and Grigsby.

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