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Three local medical facilities received some very generous and fun gifts from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Association (JCSA) on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.

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At a hearing held in U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin’s federal court in Beaumont on Monday, Dec. 21, three family members “are alleged to have devised a scheme to obtain and make personal use of federal block grant funds that Congress appropriated following Hurricanes Rita, Katrina, Ike, and Dolly,” according to information from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas.

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Patricia Adams Lambert and her husband enter the federal courthouse in Beaumont.

UPDATE: Former BISD administrator pleads guilty to theft, conspiracy

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Victoria Steward

After a multi-count indictment in February that charged two Beaumont Independent School District educators with conspiring to change students’ answers on standardized tests from wrong to right, both initially proclaimed their innocence. However, as this publication was going to press Tuesday night, Dec. 22, one of those indicted was scheduled to change her plea in a hearing set in federal court for Wednesday, Dec. 23.

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Officer Tony Hardin, Sgt. Burt Moore, Attorney Briscoe Cain and Sgt. Barry Scarb

Four Beaumont Police officers armed themselves with their Bibles, the Constitution and an attorney in preparation to battle the city over whether or not they would be allowed to continue to having a voluntary Bible study on the department’s downtown campus Friday, Dec. 18.

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