Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Beaumont gathered at a local home for a philanthropic endeavor benefitting a family in need Friday, Dec. 4, in an all-day project aimed at easing a household problem far too many disabled persons face. Several volunteers rolled up their sleeves to build a wheelchair ramp and rails for a Habitat for Humanity family in Beaumont, just in time for the holidays.

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Patricia Adams Lambert and her husband enter the federal courthouse in Beaumont.

From “absolutely not guilty” to a complete about-face less than a year later, former Beaumont Independent School District assistant superintendent Patricia Adams Collins Lambert finally fessed up to lying, cheating and stealing as outlined in this newspaper for years when she stood before a federal judg

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Shaunte Guillory and her attorney Larry Watts

After a week of testimony and a few days to ponder the evidence presented during a hearing for temporary injunction, Jefferson County Judge Gary Sanderson has ruled that an educator who claims she was marked for termination once she talked to federal investigators about cheating in the Beaumont Independent School District should receive her day in court. That day, according to the judicial ruling, will be Feb. 16, 2016.

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So far, the second split of duck season has been much better than what we had during the first few weeks of November. Good numbers of gadwall, teal and pintails are being seen by hunters in flooded fields and in the marsh and backwater estuary lakes along the coast.

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Victoria Steward

After a multi-count indictment in February that charged two Beaumont Independent School District educators with conspiring to change students’ answers on standardized tests from wrong to right, both initially proclaimed their innocence. However, as this publication was going to press Tuesday night, Dec. 22, one of those indicted was scheduled to change her plea in a hearing set in federal court for Wednesday, Dec. 23.

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