Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) has named Anita Frank principal of Pietzsch-MacArthur Elementary. Frank currently serves as principal of Fletcher Elementary. Assuming the role of interim principal of Fletcher Elementary will be Gloria Guillory, who currently serves as assistant principal. Both will assume their roles effective Monday, Feb. 1.

Anita Frank

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In an effort to draw more people and more businesses to Vidor, the city is providing tax abatements in several reinvestment zones for new residential construction and for substantial home improvements totaling $15,000 or more. In addition to the tax abatements being offered to promote growth, city code enforcers are identifying and have identified several substandard residential buildings for potential demolition. 

The actions are part of the city’s “Pride and Progress” initiative.

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For the second time this season in Southland Conference play, the Lamar men’s basketball team is enduring a three-game losing streak.

After getting blown out on the road 98-70 by Southeastern Louisiana on Jan. 18, LU gave up 92 points at home last Saturday in a 92-79 loss against Houston Baptist.

The Cards, who are 10-10 overall, then met up with Stephen F. Austin on Jan. 25 and were routed 86-52 to fall to 2-6 in conference play.

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The Beaumont Foundation of America recently awared $75,000 to the Southeast Texas Food Bank to help strengthen its mission of feeding the hungry in Southeast Texas. The funds were specifically awarded to help improve access to nutritious food for low-income residents in underserved communities in the eight counties within the food bank’s service territory.

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Marshall Middle School in Beaumont has evacuated its faculty and students due to high levels of carbon monoxide. The following report comes from Beaumont Police  Community Relations Officer Carol Riley:

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