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photo by Kevin King

Author Karen Pruitt Fowler explains the perspective of an adopted child in her book “Reflections on Motherhood,” saying, “My life has been shaped by the decision two people made over 24 years ago. They decided to adopt a child. They got me, and I got a chance at the kind of life all children deserve.”

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photo by Kevin King

The Leger family has retained the legal services of the Bernsen Law Firm following the shooting death of 80-year-old Beaumont taxidermist Stanley Leger at the hands of a Beaumont Police officer at Leger’s home June 24.

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Sharon Rigsby

Protests by members of the Fine Arts Matters student organization continued Monday, June 30, despite an attempt by Jefferson County 172nd Civil District Court Judge Donald Floyd to unseat the current Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees that was looking to address a budget shortfall with, among other things, cuts to fine arts programs.

No action was taken by Floyd, however, who was unable to secure replacements for the board.

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Former Vidor Independent School District teacher Sondra Reed now faces criminal prosecution for engaging in what prosecutors say was an improper relationship between the educator and a student.

The indictment was filed June 25 in the 128th District Court, and Orange County District Attorney John Kimbrough signed off that the case is ready for trial on June 26.

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An 80-year-old Jefferson County resident is dead after he drowned while mowing the law, investigators suspect.

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