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After spending three days in trial, Tanjia Colleen Smith pleaded guilty to charges of intoxication manslaughter stemming from a July 2010 accident that claimed the life of 55-year-old Dudley Butaud.

Butaud was on his way home to celebrate his 30th anniversary with his wife Kathy when the accident occurred on Highway 365.

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The agenda for Thursday's Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees regular meeting is listed inside and the attachments, which a majority of trustees voted to keep secret from the public, have been provided. The Examiner obtained copies of the attachments that BISD officials wanted to keep from the public and has placed them above the meeting agenda.

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On Sunday, Sept. 11, Beaumont police officers were dispatched to 2290 Eastex Freeway, the Golden Triangle Directory building, at about 8:30 a.m. in reference to a theft in progress. Just over a week ago, the facility was destroyed by a fire and was left unusable.

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Ten years ago today, the United States was under attack, carving an indelible moment in time that introduced everyone to a new phenomenon – the Post 9/11 World.

Not since Pearl Harbor nearly 70 years prior to Sept. 11, 2001, had Americans felt so vulnerable on its own soil and so uncertain as to what the future held for the most powerful country in the world.

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The Beaumont Independent School District is being very hush-hush after a West Brook student discovered hundreds and possibly thousands of classmates were put at risk of identity theft because the district posted a computer file to the Internet that contained test score information, Social Security numbers and other data, The Examiner has found.

And according to a parent who has detailed information on the findings, the information could have been in the public domain for at least two years without anyone at the administration building knowing.

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