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A contract entered into by the Beaumont Independent School District with HRE Inc. of Houston has been essentially voided by U.S. Judge Ron Clark, who entered a permanent injunction enjoining the district from doing any further construction work on the West Brook High School field house.

The order came after Judge Clark found BISD did not follow its own guidelines and competitive bidding laws by skipping over the No. 1 company assessed by its review committee to hire HRE, the No. 4 company.

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In May 2010, Keller Williams Realty hosted its first local RED Day of service event at Buckner Children and Family Services, where the agency succeeded in the complete renovation of the receiving facility at the shelter in one day.

For this year’s event, the group returned to Buckner to finish what they had started, only this time they brought friends — and more than doubled their workload.

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Beaumont police officers are searching for the driver of car that struck and killed a man in a hit-and-run auto-pedestrian accident early Tuesday morning, May 24.

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A 28-year-old Orange pleaded guilty to child pornography violations in federal court May 20.  

Riley Rich Gibson, III, also known as Trae Gibson, pleaded guilty to production of child pornography before U.S. District Judge Ron Clark after the judge ruled he was competent to stand trial.

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The Beaumont Police Department announced they have taken 19-year-old Jonathan Benitez into custody regarding the death of 16-year-old Central High School student Mandy Le. Benitez, the driver of the vehicle Le was a passenger in, was charged with manslaughter and was given a $150,000 bond. Benitez was already out on bond relating to an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The Examiner previously reported:

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