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An initiative sparked by students’ desire to give back to the teachers of the Beaumont Independent School District garnered the support of the community and an outpouring of financial backing for their efforts, raising roughly $25,000 to fund back to school supplies for the educators, according to one of the cause’s organizers, West Brook High School grad Sarah Sanders.

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Beaumont Independent School District’s Board of Managers adopted a balanced budget Tuesday, Aug. 26, that calls for cuts in many departments.

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Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced on Tuesday, Aug. 26, that 30-year-old Alberto Solis of Groves pleaded guilty to assisting in the murder of Ubaldo Santiago Hernandez in late 2011. As part of the plea, Solis was sentenced by Drug Impact Court Judge Larry Gist to a term of 20 years in the state penitentiary.

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Andy Lee House, 39, of Lufkin pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas for purposely wrecking his $1 million Bugatti and claiming more than $2 million in insurance proceeds, according to U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales. House pleaded guilty to wire mail fraud in connection with claiming ill-gotten insurance proceeds on Tuesday, Aug. 26, before U.S.

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Dr. Dwaine Augustine

The Beaumont Independent School District gets a new Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources effective Aug. 19 — current assistant superintendent for academics Dr. Dwaine Augustine.

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Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney John M. Bales and Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced in a Sept 2.

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Beaumont Fire and Rescue

At 10:32 p.m., Beaumont Fire Suppression units responded to a report of a house on fire at 11155 Pine Haven, upon arrival units discovered heavy fire in the rear of the single family two story dwelling. According to a Sept. 2 press release, units were unable to make an interior fire attack because of heavy fire conditions. It took over an hour to bring the fire under control. Neighbors report one person was living in the dwelling; however firefighters conducted multiple searches throughout the dwelling and were unable to locate the occupant. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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An argument between people in a north end-housing complex resulted in a shooting that left a 37-year-old Beaumont man dead.

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The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Southeast Texas residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s at West Brook High School on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with a ceremony including special tributes to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s at 8:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 9 a.m.

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