Hendrix is one cool dude. He is great on a leash, loves to play, doesn’t bark a lot, is very patient and knows basic commands. He’s a staff favorite at Beaumont Animal Services, where they believe he is a red healer mix around 2 years old. His fur is very soft, and it has orange/red dots. He weighs 43 pounds. No. 24681

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Beaumont Independent School District Ozen High School teacher Mary Hastings was removed from the classroom and subsequently arrested after a student-produced video showing the educator hitting another student during classroom instruction made it to a social media outlet. The video surfaced April 8, and it didn’t take long for the footage to go viral, ending up on mainstream media outlets throughout the nation.

The same day BISD officials learned of the incident, Hastings was relieved of duty.

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Port Arthur City Manager Brian McDougal knew when he took the job a year ago it wouldn’t be simple to revitalize a storm-damaged Port Arthur and make it a popular tourist destination, but he did not know about the public corruption he would have to help stamp out during the rebuilding process.

But he says he’s still up to the challenge and sees a bright future for his city.

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A groundbreaking was held Wednesday, April 13, for REB Industrial Warehouse at 15232 Hamshire Road in Hamshire. 

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A fire claimed the lives of 74 dogs at the Humane Society of Southeast Texas on March 15. Survivors Miss Piggy and Biscuit (pictured) joined Humane Society public relations and development director Monica Lee at City Council on April 12, who was there to thank first responders for their heroic efforts in response to the disastrous event.

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