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Community members had two opportunities to voice concerns regarding the Beaumont Independent School District’s (BISD) proposed districting maps and now, during a meeting scheduled for Feb. 21, the Board of Trustees will have the final say on which scheme will be in effect for the 2013 voting season. 

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As part of the centennial celebration at Central Baptist Church of Port Arthur, John Storey, a member of the church for more than 40 years and distinguished regents professor emeritus of history at Lamar University, has published a new book, “Go Tell the Good News.”

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As part of the centennial celebration at Central Baptist Church of Port Arthur, John Storey, a member of the church for more than 40 years and distinguished regents professor emeritus of history at Lamar University, has published a new book, “Go Tell the Good News.”

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According to Beaumont police, a man entered the BBVA Compass bank at 11th Street and Interstate 10 in Beaumont shortly before 10 a.m. Feb. 6 and demanded cash from the teller, claiming he had a gun. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5-feet-8, wearing a light blue hoodie. He was last seen fleeing the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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Anna Riley, theatre teacher from Central High School in Beaumont

A preacher, teachers and guns are not a combination that usually comes to mind, but on Saturday, Feb. 2, this was indeed the case. James McAbee, pastor of Lighthouse Worship Center in Beaumont, offered a free Concealed Handgun License course to around 150 teachers from the Southeast Texas area. McAbee usually charges $50 for the course but waived the fee for educators.

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UPDATE: The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office warrant division would like to thank the media and public for assistance in the capture of Kenneth Ray Taylor.

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Orange Police arrested a man Sunday morning after the man failed to identify himself and attempted to evade arrest when authorities were investigating a noise complaint at his home.

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Rayefield Bell, 28, and Nathaniel Darbonne, 29

Metal thieves target T&D Solutions

Police say they caught two would-be metal thieves in the act Sunday night, Feb. 3.

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From Lamar University  -The Lamar University Scientific Research Society will host Rikk Kvitek, professor in the Division of Science and Environmental Policy, California State University Monterey Bay, in a free public lecture on Wednesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard Price Auditorium, John Gray Center, Building.

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