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Beaumont ISD

More than a year after reports of widespread, educator-sanctioned cheating on standardized tests at the Beaumont Independent School District were submitted to the Texas Education Agency, the governmental entity has yet to release findings from any investigation into the matter. Also under review for just as long are reports of BISD staff committing attendance fraud to rake in millions of dollars in unwarranted state and federal funding, with teacher-supplied evidence handed over to the TEA to assist in its investigation.

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Southeast Texas has always been a hotbed for live music and entertainment, and the new Backyard Music Hall, opening on Saturday, Nov. 15, will continue the tradition of great music and great fun in Beaumont.

The Backyard Music Hall, currently under construction at the Gateway Shopping Center in Beaumont, is a state-of the-art 10,000 square foot concert venue and bar that will host a wide variety of national and local touring acts.

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The  Beaumont Fire Department Dive Team recovers a body from the LNVA canal.

Investigators are awaiting preliminary autopsy results to determine the cause and manner of death after a body was found floating in the LNVA Canal.

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Deshotel

Texas District 22 State Rep. Joe Deshotel with Dr.

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By Don J. Dodd, Publisher, The Examiner

One certainly would not want their life’s deeds or career judged entirely on what was found on the Internet. Yet, it is hard to imagine how an ex-assistant district attorney for Jefferson County could spend 24 years on the public payroll and have only one story online that mentions his name.

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