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The Beaumont Independent School District is now being forced to address an official state investigation into allegations of misdealings and mismanagement. The school district was notified by an investigator from the TEA (Texas Education Agency) on Friday, June 14, that the administration of BISD will face tough scrutiny in the coming weeks and months.

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Press release from the Beaumont Public Schools Foundation:

The Beaumont Public Schools Foundation, Inc. (BPSF) will hold its 21st Annual BPSF Invitational Golf Tournament on Monday, June 17, 2013 at Brentwood Country Club in Beaumont. The BPSF annual golf tournament is the largest fundraising event the Foundation hosts.

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In an effort to alert drivers and manage traffic incidents, the Texas Department of Transportation is installing warning signs along Interstate 10 in Beaumont.

Signs are currently being installed with the warning “DETOUR WHEN FLASHING, IH10 CLOSED IN Beaumont” to let drivers know if the interstate is closed in Beaumont, according to a press release from TxDOT.

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Command of the Army’s 842nd Transportation Battalion changed hands Thursday, June 13, during a ceremony at the battalion’s headquarters at the Port of Beaumont. Lt. Col. Michael J. Arnold handed command over to Lt. Col. Darrin M. Bowser. Arnold, who has held command of the 842nd Transportation Battalion for the last two years, was reassigned to the Headquarters Second Infantry Division in Korea.

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Visiti Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center to celebrate Pollinator Week, which takes place  June 17- 23, 2013.

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Duane Lee Washington (center) with his attorney

After two days of testimony, a jury deliberated about four hours before finding Duane Lee Washington guilty Thursday, June 13, in the Christmas Day murder of his 93-year-old grandfather almost 10 years ago. 

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The Texas Food Bank Network (TFBN) released estimates of the impact that U.S. House-proposed farm bill H.R. 1947 could have on federal SNAP (food stamps) benefits, the Texas families who rely on them, as well as grocery retailers. 

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Kountze varsity cheerleaders were on hand to accept the Newsmaker of the Year aw

The Examiner won a total of 12 awards, including a first place award for Jennifer Johnson for her investigative report on the Syam tax-refund scam, at the Press Club of Southeast Texas annual Newsmaker of the Year/Excellence in Media Awards Banquet on Friday, June 7.

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Elroy Chester

Elroy Chester, who terrorized Port Arthur during a crime spree that included multiple rapes, burglaries shootings and at least five murders, was executed at the state prison in Huntsville on Wednesday, June 12.

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The Spindletop Center is expanding. With the new primary healthcare clinic grand opening June 6 and plans for a new 15-unit low-income housing complex for people with mental or developmental disabilities in the works, the center is growing by leaps and bounds, all while keeping its mission in mind — the mission to promote independence, self-advocacy, and recovery for Spindltetop consumers.

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