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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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Summer is upon us, and the Big Thicket National Preserve invites the public to participate in a variety of ranger-led programs and activities throughout the summer months. This summer schedule runs through Sunday, Aug. 16. In the coming weeks, park rangers will be offering the following free public programs.

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Paul Trevino, CEO of Christus Southeast Texas Health System announces plans to r

In the near future, Southeast Texans will see significant changes at many area Christus Health facilities, particularly in Mid-County, following an announcement by the international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system Monday, June 29.

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The body of a man reportedly killed by an alligator in an Orange bayou was recovered early this morning.

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American alligator (file photo)

A man found dead in a bayou was reportedly killed by an alligator near Buckart's Marina in Orange in the early morning hours of July 3, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Beaumont Independent School District Interim Superintendent Vernon Butler is hea

Beaumont Independent School District Interim Superintendent Vernon Butler is heading off to spend time with the grandkids, he said, entering retirement yet again. Butler came to BISD at the request of Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams in July 2014, taking over the local education agency for then-superintendent Timothy Chargois, ousted amid allegations of corruption and fraud.

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Robin Donatta Mouton swears in

The seats of the council chamber were filled and the walls lined with supporters of new Ward 4 Councilwoman Robin Donatta Mouton as she was sworn-in at a meeting of the Beaumont City Council on June 30.

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Jesus Bautista Moroles, 1950 – 2015
The museum purchased ‘Moonscape Bench’ in 1997, but Moroles’ 2001 creation ‘Elli

Internationally renowned Texas sculptor Jesus Bautista Moroles died June 15, 2015 in a car accident. The Art Museum of Southeast Texas houses two of the late artist’s sculptures in the AMSET permanent collection, on view year round in the AMSET outdoor sculpture garden.

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Stronger budgets and new construction are outcomes of the 84th legislative session that Lamar University officials are calling one of the best ever for the university.

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