An initiative sparked by students’ desire to give back to the teachers of the Beaumont Independent School District garnered the support of the community and an outpouring of financial backing for their efforts, raising roughly $25,000 to fund back to school supplies for the educators, according to one of the cause’s organizers, West Brook High School grad Sarah Sanders.

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Beaumont Independent School District’s Board of Managers adopted a balanced budget Tuesday, Aug. 26, that calls for cuts in many departments.

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Richard Kibodeaux (left) and Laura Willey

Police in Orange arresting a man for a warrant for failing to pay child support had to make a stop at a local hospital before they could take the suspect to jail because the man fainted while being detained, the Orange Police Department reports.

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Alberto Solis

Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced on Tuesday, Aug. 26, that 30-year-old Alberto Solis of Groves pleaded guilty to assisting in the murder of Ubaldo Santiago Hernandez in late 2011. As part of the plea, Solis was sentenced by Drug Impact Court Judge Larry Gist to a term of 20 years in the state penitentiary.

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Andy Lee House, 39, of Lufkin pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas for purposely wrecking his $1 million Bugatti and claiming more than $2 million in insurance proceeds, according to U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales. House pleaded guilty to wire mail fraud in connection with claiming ill-gotten insurance proceeds on Tuesday, Aug. 26, before U.S.

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