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A comprehensive financial audit report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2010-11 approved by the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees at its Jan. 19 meeting is different than the one filed by the district with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) a week later, an investigation by The Examiner has uncovered. And that information has now prompted the state to take action and demand answers from the district.

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UPDATE: Beaumont Police officers and fire department personnel were on the scene of a chemical spill for more than 19 hours after a tractor trailer overturned on Interstate 10 at Martin Luther King Parkway. All westbound traffic was rerouted off of Interstate 10 down Pine Street.

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There’s a real sense of pride that comes from helping others, but it takes a little something extra to be a volunteer, whether it’s at a soup kitchen, a hospital or just helping out a local organization.

Seven new Southeast Texan CASA volunteers sworn in by Judge Randy Shelton this past Monday will be giving up not just their time, but also plenty of emotion and energy. They have become the latest group of CASA volunteers who will assist children navigating through the oftentimes emotional and difficult CPS Foster Care process.

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t up a workshop in his backyard has now led to questions of whether Orange County resident David Duncan will be left holding the bag, and the responsibility, for a $200,000 home built without proper FEMA certification in a mapped floodway.

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When former city of China Mayor and Councilman John Walker read The Examiner article last week titled “Big Trouble in Little China” (Feb. 23-29 edition, page 10A), he was appalled at the implication his administration was responsible for any of the city’s financial woes.

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On Friday, Feb. 24, the 135-foot long offshore supply vessel Miss Pearl reported grounding on the west side of the Sabine Jetties.

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Sector Houston-Galveston office received a call at 6:17 a.m. that the vessel had run aground and that the four-person crew had suffered various injuries.

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Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding Texas joining a lawsuit challenging the Obama Administration's efforts to force religious organizations to include health care coverage for employees conflicting with their moral beliefs:

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BEAUMONT, Texas – A 45-year-old Lumberton, Texas man has pleaded guilty to child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

 

 

Dean Bailey Swift pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on Feb. 23, 2012 before U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.

 

 

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It was like shooting fish in a barrel for the past few days with officers from the Beaumont, Port Arthur and Groves police departments working together to set up optical license plate reader camera systems throughout the city of Beaumont and stop drivers whose license plates alerted police to outstanding warrants.

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