The News

A group protesting the reduction in force (RIF) currently underway in the Beaumont Independent School District rallied at Roger’s Park on Wednesday, June 4, to try to bring a stop BISD administration trying to address the current school district deficit by eliminating roughly 300 educator jobs.

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When the parents of Andrew Sawyer Weller woke up on the morning of April 25, 1986, they couldn’t have known their lives would be ended with a shotgun as they sat eating breakfast.

“Well, they didn’t have salsa,” Weller’s attorney James Makin quipped.

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In the spirit of sparing no expense in fighting the Texas Education Agency takeover of the failing Beaumont Independent School District, the school district’s high-dollar attorneys have produced a lineup of witnesses to bring to Austin this Friday, June 6, that includes more than 30 employees, administrators, elected officials, and paid-by-the-hour lawyers for the district.

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Lamar University has recruited eight scholars for its 2014 ASCENT program. The ASCENT program is funded by the National Science Foundation and provides students with full tuition and other support. ASCENT, headed by Dr. Kumer Das, director of the program, targets students currently enrolled at Lamar with two years left in their math or computer science degree, as well as transfer students who have graduated from a community college entering Lamar’s math or computer science programs.

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Lumberton Middle School students had an opportunity to try out one of the most innovative and advanced computer-assisted surgical systems in the world Thursday, May 1, as they visited Christus-St.

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