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Beaumont ISD recently approved the Academic Calendar for the 2016-17 school year. The calendar was developed through community and staff input, committee, and administrative recommendations.

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Apartment fire at 5230 S MLK Parkway (Facebook.com)

Just before 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016, Beaumont Fire Rescue firefighters responded to 5230 S. MLK Parkway for a reported structure fire. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke conditions and a fire on the patio of a first floor apartment. Firefighters made a quick attack and were able to confine the fire to the patio area with no interior fire damage.

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A collision involving two motorcycles resulted in injuries sending both drivers to the hospital April 24, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported Sunday.

According to Davis, DPS received a report of a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near Taylor's Bayou in Jefferson County at approximately 1:30 p.m., but discovered upon arrival that the crash actually involved two separate motorcycles.

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When responding to a call regarding a large snake inside an apartment, Beaumont Animal Services personnel shockingly discovered a 2-foot long ball python concealed inside the resident's oven.

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Peggy Lynn Gibson exits the Jefferson County Courthouse

When former Triangle Area Network (TAN) director Peggy Lynn Gibson pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $200,000 from the nonprofit in front of Jefferson County’s 252nd District Court Judge Raquel West on Wednesday, April 20, many were surprised that the charismatic and energetic executive would be morally capable of such indiscretion.

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