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Roberto Flores

The problem plaguing the Beaumont Independent School District isn’t just a black and white issue, says Roberto Flores, who claims that Hispanic members of the community are seldom considered and never represented when elected school officials make decisions that affect the education and future of all cultures and races residing in the city.

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The City of Beaumont will resume its Lunch at the Lake series on Monday, March 3, at the Downtown Event Centre from 11 am until 2 pm.

The city provides seating, scenery, and music for all to enjoy. Lunch is available for purchase from mobile food units offering a variety of food and beverage choices. Attendees can also bring their lunch from any eatery. Lunch at the Lake is a family friendly activity, and children can enjoy the new Rotary Centennial Playground near the lake.

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An auto-pedestrian accident in the 8400 block of U.S. 69 in Port Arthur on Feb. 25 at about 10:25 p.m. resulted in the death of 50-year-old Port Arthur resident Lester "LC" Cowart.

According to a news release from PAPD, officers responded to the accident and determined that a person attempting to cross the freeway on foot was struck by a vehicle in the northbound lanes of traffic.

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After a vehicle pursuit and a foot chase, police arrested a man suspected of breaking into cars in the 2200 block of Broadway Street in Beaumont on Feb. 25 at about 3:25 a.m.

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Mardi Gras season is upon us, and there’s no bigger party than the annual Mardi Gras Southeast Texas in downtown Port Arthur beginning Thurs­day, Feb. 27, through Sunday, March 2. If you’ve never wit­nessed Mardi Gras Southeast Texas, these fine folks know how to throw a party since they’ve been doing it for 20-plus years now — 22 to be exact.

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Hundreds of gallons of gumbo were boiled up Satur­day, Feb.

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The Jefferson County Fugitive Warrants Division requests the public's assistance in locating wanted felon, 22-year-old Shawn David Dages.

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For the past nine years, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services’ Prom Project has made dreams come true for hundreds of high-school-age foster kids in Southeast Texas who might otherwise never attend one of the most memorable nights of their lives.

And this year was no different. With at least 600 dresses, thousands in donations from area businesses and a small army of volunteers, this year’s Prom Project ensured area foster kids would have a prom night to remember.

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Deputies and U.S. Marshals attempting to serve a felony arrest warrant were met with armed resistance by a man with a loaded gun in the 800 block of F.M. 1131 in Vidor on Feb. 25, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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A fatal accident on Interstate 10 West near Highway 62 in Orange County at about 5:34 a.m. on Feb. 24 claimed the life of 30-year-old Joshua Thurmond of Baton Rouge, La., DPS reports.

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