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Never before in the history of Texas had a school district been made to change from seven single-member districts to five single-member districts with two at-large seats as a result of a forced election brought about by the citizenry petitioning the move.

From the outset, Beaumont Independent School District leadership has rallied against any change – forcing voters to gather signatures on a petition to get the measure on the ballot for consideration.

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In the course of human events, the wheels of history turn slowly – but they do turn. Not on their own but with human shoulders on the wheel – the shoulders of men like Cleveland Nisby.

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In a post-Christmas court filing, Calvin Walker’s attorney Dick DeGuerin is asking U.S. Judge Ron Clark to give his client a gift by acquitting Walker on all charges brought against him by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas.

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From the Beaumont Police Department:

On Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 6:10pm, Beaumont Police Patrol Officers responded to Park St. and Lavaca in reference to shots fired.  Officers spoke with a 29 year old black male who reported he was at the Khwana Food Mart at 4025 Park St., and  attempted to pull in the parking lot when an unidentified black male confronted him.

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The Beaumont Police Department has released the identity of a man killed in an accident that shut down Eastex Freeway on Wednesday. He was identified as Johnny Langton, 36, of Warren.

According to police reports, Langton was driving southbound on the freeway when it was struck by a Jeep hat had crossed over the median from the northbound lanes. The investigation is still ongoing as to why the accident occurred.

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