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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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In an annual pilgrimage visit to 13 different churches around the Golden Triangle on Good Friday, March 29, members of the Knights of Columbus subgroup Knights on Bikes shared a meal and prayer as well as reflected on the Stations of the Cross — moments associated with the historical and Biblical accounts of the trial, condemnation, punishment and death of Jesus.

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The ongoing litigation in the Beaumont Independent School District trustee race is not about a racial divide, and it’s not black or white — it’s quite simply a legal strategy to maintain the status quo and maintain the trustees in their current seats.

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James M. “Jim” Ferrell Jr., 61, of Port Neches, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. He was born on Feb. 20, 1952, in Houston, and moved to Beaumont in 1963. Ferrell graduated from French High School in 1970 and was the owner of Jim’s Drive In. He later joined the United States Air Force, serving from 1972 until 1976.

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FORT HOOD – Deciding on a career can be a difficult decision some make very late in life, but for 9-year-old Neil Sawh of Houston, there’s nothing he wants more than to be a soldier.

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