Robin Donatta Mouton swears in

The seats of the council chamber were filled and the walls lined with supporters of new Ward 4 Councilwoman Robin Donatta Mouton as she was sworn-in at a meeting of the Beaumont City Council on June 30.

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Beaumont Independent School District Interim Superintendent Vernon Butler is hea

Beaumont Independent School District Interim Superintendent Vernon Butler is heading off to spend time with the grandkids, he said, entering retirement yet again. Butler came to BISD at the request of Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams in July 2014, taking over the local education agency for then-superintendent Timothy Chargois, ousted amid allegations of corruption and fraud.

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Baptist Orange Hospital

Orange City Manager Dr. Shawn Oubre appeared before the Jefferson County Commissioners Court on Monday, June 29, to request a resolution showing the county’s support for a VA inpatient facility Orange County hopes to open in Orange.

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Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez, the current head of the Mexican drug trafficking organization the Gulf Cartel, or Cartel del Golfo, was sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

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The City of Beaumont presents its annual Fourth of July Celebration on Saturday, July 4 beginning at 5 p.m. at Riverfront Park at 801 Main St. in downtown Beaumont. This annual activity offers a sensational salute to our nation’s past with live performances at Riverfront Park, a patriotic performance by the Symphony of Southeast Texas at Julie Rogers Theatre, and a breathtaking fireworks display over the Neches River.

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