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At a meeting of the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Managers held Thursday, Aug. 27, roughly a half dozen citizens signed up to speak on the sale of district property currently up for proposals. However, due to a board policy currently in place, only one of the attendees was allowed to address the topic of concern.

That needs to change, Board of Managers President Dr. Jimmy Simmons said the following day.

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Christine Johnson and Baby Faith Mason, before and after injuries

Christine Johnson, found guilty of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury and injury to a child by omission, has been sentenced to 65 years in prison. She must serve a minimum of 32 years.

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Region at the base of the Alaska Range south of Fairbanks

As part of a broad effort to study the environmental and societal effects of climate change, NASA has begun a multi-year field campaign to investigate ecological impacts of the rapidly changing climate in Alaska and northwestern Canada, such as the thawing of permafrost, wildfires and changes to wildlife habitats.

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The body of a woman who reportedly drowned in the Neches River yesterday afternoon was recovered this morning. 

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James J. Cunningham

James J. Cunningham of Sour Lake passed away Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Jim was 88 years young.

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First grader Jacob Noel explores a backpack full of supplies

Thursday, Aug. 20, the folks at Buckner Children’s Village threw one last hoorah before school resumes.

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Cops & Kids 2015

Torrential downpour, thunderclaps and lightning blasts didn’t scare off thousands of visitors looking to enjoy a fun-filled day hosted by the Beaumont Police Department on Saturday, Aug. 22.

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school bus

School is back in session, and the Beaumont Police Department is offering some back-to-school safety tips meant to keep students safe.

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16-year-old Hamshire-Fannett High School student, Cameron Kaminsky

The District Attorney’s Office announced Aug. 26 that a Jefferson County grand jury voted to take no action after considering the circumstances of the fatal shooting involving a homeowner, who fired on a teen intruder in Hamshire.

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