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The agenda for Thursday's Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees regular meeting is listed inside and the attachments, which a majority of trustees voted to keep secret from the public, have been provided. The Examiner obtained copies of the attachments that BISD officials wanted to keep from the public and has placed them above the meeting agenda.

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On Sunday, Sept. 11, Beaumont police officers were dispatched to 2290 Eastex Freeway, the Golden Triangle Directory building, at about 8:30 a.m. in reference to a theft in progress. Just over a week ago, the facility was destroyed by a fire and was left unusable.

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Ten years ago today, the United States was under attack, carving an indelible moment in time that introduced everyone to a new phenomenon – the Post 9/11 World.

Not since Pearl Harbor nearly 70 years prior to Sept. 11, 2001, had Americans felt so vulnerable on its own soil and so uncertain as to what the future held for the most powerful country in the world.

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The Beaumont Independent School District is being very hush-hush after a West Brook student discovered hundreds and possibly thousands of classmates were put at risk of identity theft because the district posted a computer file to the Internet that contained test score information, Social Security numbers and other data, The Examiner has found.

And according to a parent who has detailed information on the findings, the information could have been in the public domain for at least two years without anyone at the administration building knowing.

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As train horns blared in the background of a cool late morning, nearly 100 spectators and participants gathered in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse to remember the lives lost during the terroristic bombing attacks launched on America’s cities and citizens Sept. 11, 2001.

The remembrance ceremony started promptly at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, with opening remarks performed by Constable Charles Wiggins, and an opening prayer offered by the Rev. Mark Adams of Beaumont’s First Baptist Church.

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A Beaumont man is behind bars after officers report he illegally entered an apartment and sexually assault a 5-year-old at the residence.

Beaumont police officers responded to the call just before 3 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9. When they arrived, they were told 30-year-old Riley Dawkins went out to a birthday celebration with a man who lived at the residence where the incident occurred. The man became intoxicated and passed out in the back seat of Dawkins’ car, at which time Dawkins left the man and broke into his apartment.

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Snipers in training descended upon Jefferson County for a weeklong training course that started Monday, Sept. 5. Around 20 officers who are members of various SWAT agencies throughout the country, some coming from as far as California, took part in the basic sniper training headed by Jefferson County Dep. Brian Sain.

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It seems like everyone is taking time to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Among those was a special effort put out by Lamar University's Student Government Association whose members took time to place nearly 3,000 flags in the quad of the university. 

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City of Orange police have released the name of man investigators believe to be the shooter in an incident that occurred over the holiday on Monday, Sept. 5.

According to Orange Police Department Capt. Cliff Hargrave, officers were dispatched to 1411 Simmons Dr., the Old School Lounge, shortly before 2 a.m. Sept. 5 in reference to a shooting.  

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The 2011 Lamar football campaign got off to a wet start, but not because of anything the Cardinals did on the field, but Mother Nature continued her dominance, like the Cardinals exerted theirs over a clearly overmatched Texas College team, 58-0 Saturday night in a soaked Provost-Umphrey Stadium.

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