Robert Calvert, chief operations  officer for BISD, speaks to media  during a Mo

More than 120 students and faculty were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning Thursday, Jan. 28, at Beaumont hospitals after a failed gasket on a Marshall Middle School boiler led to a gas leak.

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It’s that time of year again — Winter Warrant Round-Up time — which means it’s time to take care of any outstanding fines or warrants, or go to jail.

“This is a multi-agency effort,” BPD spokesperson Sgt. Cody Guedry said at a press conference Feb. 3. “We’re targeting thousands of defendants.”

Guedry said officers from all over the area are going to be participating in the effort from Feb. 22-28, looking for folks who owe fines for warrants, ordinance violations, traffic citations and more.

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If comments from the mayor and some City Council members are any indication, the downtown Beaumont public library is safe – for now, at least.

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Orange attorney Leslie Barras announced Jan. 29 that the sale of the historic Orange City Hall has been halted, at least temporarily, as she and other opponents to the move have filed a lawsuit.

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Getz

More than 50 properties are up for sale to the highest bidder in Jefferson County on March 1 due to delinquent tax payments, just a fraction of the properties confiscated by Jefferson County to collect monies owed to the county’s taxing entities. But according to Jefferson County Tax Assessor/Collector Allison Getz, most delinquencies wouldn’t make it that far if property owners would just talk to tax collecting officials prior to such drastic measures being taken.

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