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Another credit rating service, Standard & Poor's, has recognized the Beaumont Independent School District’s “deficient internal control mechanisms” and downgraded BISD’s standing to 'A-' from 'AA-' according to information supplied to investors April 9.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of the murder victim discovered on South China Road on the morning of April 5 and is still searching for one man in relation to the murder. JCSO reports the victim was 53-year-old Kevin Alton Moyer of Dallas.

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Beaumont police officers arrested a burglar they say was caught in the act on Wednesday, April 9, in the 800 block of Monterrey Drive.

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AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency announced today that Commissioner of Education Michael Williams will host a tele-town hall on Thursday, April 10, to hear specifically from community members about issues surrounding the Beaumont Independent School District.

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State Representative Joe Deshotel said Wednesday morning that he believes a TEA takeover of B.I.S.D. may be the only way for the district to regain the trust of the community so that it can continue its duty of educating children. He believes we must move forward with the TEA staff's recommendation in order to be assured that no misdeeds or malfeasance at the administrative levels be allowed to negatively impact the district's accreditation.

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