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West Brook decay

Several employees working on the West Brook High School field house and auditorium have walked off the job, saying the Beaumont Independent School District has failed to pay them for work rendered. 

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Ronnie James Lafleur, 53

Ronnie James Lafleur, a 53 year-old man from Nome, Texas, was treated and released from the hospital and booked into Jefferson County Jail on charges of attempted capital murder ($500,000 bond), aggravated robbery ($500,000 bond) and a parole violation.

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Sunday, Dec. 23, about noon, a Beaumont Fire Department new release reported that Centerpoint Energy workers had gained control of the natural gas leak in the 4300 block of El Paso street. Just before 9 a.m. that morning, a city of Beaumont crew hit a natural gas line, causing a leak.

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Bill Leger

KFDM Channel 6 has reported that veteran anchor and news reporter Bill Leger died in an early morning car accident in Louisiana on Saturday, Dec. 22. For more details, including a bio written by Leger himself, visit the link below.

http://www.kfdm.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/kfdm_vid_3145.shtml

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At least 100 families on Port Arthur’s west side will have a little more Christmas cheer this year after they received toys and other gifts at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

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Students of the Harmony Science Academy in Beaumont donated $1,500 to the Salvation Army to help needy families in Southeast Texas.

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Dr. James Colbert

Texas public schools are in a state of disarray and failure and it’s up to the people of Texas to do something about it.

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Here he comes, Mr. Habitat! Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County announced the contestants for the Mr. Habitat 2013 title. The competition is part of the organization’s 2013 Mr. Habitat: Heartthrob Fundraiser. The group met with media on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Goodfella’s Restaurant in Beaumont to introduce the contestants and discuss exciting upcoming events.

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Newspapers contain a wealth of history — chronicling war, tragedy and triumph. They capture a page of time, frozen for all to see.

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