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UPDATE: Judge Donald Floyd attempted to unseat the current Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees but was unable to secure replacements on Monday, June 30. 

PRIOR COVERAGE: Judge Donald Floyd has granted a petition to remove the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees.

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Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a fatal accident Sunday night, June 29, DPS reports.

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Investigators believe a malfunctioning air conditioner is responsible for a fire Sunday afternoon, Beaumont Fire Rescue reports.

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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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From the Orange County Sheriff's Office:

Update: The well head has been capped and secured. company officials have notified law enforcement that the road blocks on Gulf Road and Scales Lane can be opened and residents can return to their homes. If residents returning to their homes have any questions or concerns, they should contact the company officials. Company officials have assured law enforcement that the well head that was leaking natural gas is now repaired and capped, and it is safe for residents to be back at their homes.

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