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Beaumont police officers arrested a burglar they say was caught in the act on Wednesday, April 9, in the 800 block of Monterrey Drive.

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AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency announced today that Commissioner of Education Michael Williams will host a tele-town hall on Thursday, April 10, to hear specifically from community members about issues surrounding the Beaumont Independent School District.

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State Representative Joe Deshotel said Wednesday morning that he believes a TEA takeover of B.I.S.D. may be the only way for the district to regain the trust of the community so that it can continue its duty of educating children. He believes we must move forward with the TEA staff's recommendation in order to be assured that no misdeeds or malfeasance at the administrative levels be allowed to negatively impact the district's accreditation.

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State Rep. Joe Deshotel

State Rep. Joe Deshotel said Wednesday morning, April 9, 2014, that he believes a Texas Education Agency takeover of Beaumont Independent School District may be the only way for the district to regain the trust of the community so it can continue its duty of educating children.

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Warning from the Orange County Sheriff's Office:

In recent weeks, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has received a rise in reports of scammers targeting Entergy customers.  Entergy is aware of the scam and has an Internet web page dedicated to this particular scam.  The link is: http://www.entergy.com/alerts/scam2.aspx

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A naked man walking reportedly around outside of an Orange motel was arrested for public intoxication and possession of marijuana early Monday morning, April 7 at shortly after 1 a.m.

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With Tuesday, April 8, being National Dogfighting Awareness Day, Beaumont Animal Services would like to bring attention to this country-wide problem and offer tips that we can all use to combat dogfighting in our community.

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photo courtesy of Lamar University

The LBJ Presidential Library at the University of Texas will host a Civil Rights Summit on April 8-10 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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A 59-year-old Beaumont man is dead and a reportedly mentally ill resident of a rental home where the victim was working, a 34-year-old Beaumont man, is in custody for stabbing the man to death on Monday, April 7.

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Two of three men wanted in relation to a murder investigation in Jefferson County are in custody as of April 7, Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies report, and the search is on for the third man, 27-year-old Cody Jamar Lewis of Beaumont, who should be considered armed and dangerous. The murder investigation was initiated as the result of a body discovered on South China Road in China on Saturday morning, April 5.

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