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With the entire nation on the hunt for cheap, renewable energy, the city of Beaumont may once again become the place where an energy revolution takes place.

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During three public hearings this past week, some members of the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees were more concerned about past transgressions than they were about the will of the people to change from a seven single-member districts to five single-members districts with two at-large positions.

The people have spoken, and it is time that board members stuck in the past give way to the future and stop looking back. Yes, there were egregious acts that took place for which there was no excuse. It was wrong and it was changed.

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Dear Rick,

Please come home. Texas needs you! It appears very unlikely that you’re going to receive the nomination as a Republican candidate for president of the United States.

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Jolly good fun … Last Thursday evening the lights were atwinkle and presents were under the tree at the Santa’s Elves Third Annual Party held at the magnificent manse of Michele and Mitchell Smith.

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With the cold fronts beginning to reach our area in greater numbers, the waters in our inland lakes and bays have cooled. The hoards of baitfish and shrimp that the north winds push from the marshes and bayous have mostly all gone out by now. With that situation, the anglers that are knowledgeable about fishing the cold water will be exposed to some really big fish. Speckled trout and redfish are the more available varieties, but the flat fish do show up from time to time.

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