Chinchilla

Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced today that Jose Chinchilla, of Beaumont, was sentenced to 50 years in prison in connection with a double murder that was committed on June 12, 2012, according to a July 16 press release.  

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Texas Education Agency deputy commissioner Michael Berry ruled that TEA Commissioner Michael Williams was within his right to appoint an interim superintendent and Board of Mangers to take over operations formerly entrusted to the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday, July 14.

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A 41-year-old Vidor man was killed in an officer-related shooting late this afternoon, Friday, July 11.

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Judge Tom Rugg ruled on Friday, July 11, that Beaumont Independent School District employee Ron Reynolds should be granted an injunction preventing the governing school board body from terminating the employee, who is now claiming retaliation.

 

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The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) confirmed the state’s first human case of chikungunya, a viral disease that can cause fever and severe joint pain and is spread to people by mosquitoes.

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