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For almost two years, the BISD board has known the will of the voters is to change from a 7/0 board to a 5/2 method of representation. Not something the majority on the board wanted, for certain, since they probably would lose some seats and certainly their ability to run the district like a monarchy.

From the beginning, their strategy was really quite simple: delay the change as long as possible and flavor the deliberation with well-orchestrated opposition. Next, pull out the race card.

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Several junior high and high school students at Community Christian School participated in the annual ACSI Creative Writing Festival. Students first competed on the local school level, then advanced to the Regional level.

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The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce partnered with the American Petroleum Institute for a crawfish boil at the downtown Event Centre on Thursday evening, April 18. Hundreds of letters of support addressed to the State Department were signed seeking the permit to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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On Wednesday, April 17, Dr. Timothy Chargois, superintendent of Beaumont ISD, called a press conference at his office to ask the local media to help the district promote “civility and humility” among factions of the community.

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Beaumont Independent School District’s legal maneuvers in its application for Department of Justice approval of the redistricting map might well be unprecedented. Nowhere have we been able to find a single case where an entity applied to DOJ for preclearance, and then actually fought to get the very preclearance it applied for denied.

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