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An incident involving approximately 30 to 35 Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School students and close to 15 students from a Lake Jackson High School area led to the arrest of two charter bus drivers and one LC-M student for alcohol-related charges.

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In the dark and cluttered lobby of The Ridgewood Retirement Community, pictures of former residents and their families lay strewn across a dirty, trash-ridden floor.

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With high unemployment numbers, the economy still in recovery, and student loan debt surpassing credit card debt for the first time in U.S. history, it’s easy for young college students to feel discouraged.

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the murder victim discovered on South China Road on the morning of April 5 and is still searching for one man in relation to the murder. The Sheriff’s Office reports the victim was 53-year-old Kevin Alton Moyer of Dallas.

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With statistically low percentages of women employed in engineering and other STEM-related fields, industry giant ExxonMobil brought a special program to Beaumont meant to educate and encourage female youth about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) career choices by introducing them to women in STEM-related fields and showing them just how fun and interesting those fields could be.

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Beaumont Police Department Detective Joseph Reyes

In Beaumont, Orange and around the area, law enforcement officers are receiving calls from retailers and other victims reporting counterfeit currency being used to purchase items. And who is responsible for fabricating the bogus cash? According to peace officers, through advanced printing and scanning capabilities, it could be anyone – so everyone should be on the alert.

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Interquest dog courtesy of Interquest's Facebook page

At a Vidor Independent School District board meeting Thursday, March 27, VISD

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Chad Reed and Sondra Reed

March 27 at a school board meeting, Vidor Independent School Board trustees unanimously voted to approve the termination of Sondra Reed and resignation of Chad Reed aft

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CFO Willie "Ann" Westbrooks (left) and Auditor Dan Hernandez

The Beaumont ISD trustees added a new CFO, Willie “Ann” Westbrooks, to the staff to replace two former finance officials currently facing federal prosecution for embezzling more than $4 million from the district’s coffers over a three-year period.

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Beaumonters haven’t heard the last in the fight for $3.2 million taken from BISD contract electrician Calvin Walker by the U.S. Department of Justice, money seized when Walker faced federal prosecution for submitting doctored invoices to the local school district for payment in 2012.

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