The News

Engineers and technicians at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver

Testing is underway on NASA’s next mission on the journey to Mars, a stationary lander scheduled to launch in March 2016.

The lander is called InSight, an abbreviation for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport. It is about the size of a car and will be the first mission devoted to understanding the interior structure of the Red Planet. Examining the planet's deep interior could reveal clues about how all rocky planets, including Earth, formed and evolved.

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The Beaumont Independent Board of Managers approved a resolution that would satisfy new legislation enacted with SB 149 that requires schools districts to allow students to graduate who have failed end-of-course assessments during a meeting held Wednesday, May 27.

According to the bill’s text, school districts must provide “alternative methods for satisfying certain public high school graduation requirements, including the use of individual graduation committees.”

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At 4:10 p.m., a 25-year-old Beaumont man crashed into the new HEB on College Street, striking a melon stand, Beaumont Police Sgt. Rob Flores reported on Wednesday, May 27.

According to Flores, the man is believed to have been the victim of a medical emergency, possibly a seizure.

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According to a news release from the Department of Justice on Tuesday, May 26, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the city of Beaumont, alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The lawsuit, filed in U.S.

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Flooded Village Creek

Acting Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent Edward Comeau announced on Tuesday, May 26, that due to significant storm activity and record-setting rains in the region, many of the hiking trails and paddling trails throughout the preserve are completely inaccessible and will be closed for approximately a week to ten days.

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