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Beaumont Independent School District contract electrician Calvin Walker issued an April 16 letter to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams alleging three former BISD employees attempted to tamper with the bid process to keep him from doing business with the school district in 2006.

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Texas Education Agency spokesperson Debbie Ratcliffe said the agency is currently seeking public input on financial accountability indicators that will form a new financial accountability system to determine the fiscal responsibility of public school

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Shown is a watch given to a contest winner in 1918.

The County Finals competition of the 110th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the Lutcher Theater, 707 Main, in Orange. Admission is free.

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Police in Port Arthur are currently searching for suspects connected to three separate home invasion robberies that were committed in between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. on April 23.

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Three of Cody Lewis' relatives have been arrested for harboring the man, who was wanted for murder in Jefferson County, Deputy Rod Carroll reports.

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