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Dr. Velina Johnson, Sharon Hendrix and Caron Holt

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As the Beaumont Independent School District continues to lavish taxpayer dollars on friends, family, family friends, and a horde of high-priced attorneys, those who do the work of the school district are facing the unemployment line due to what BISD Superintendent Timothy Chargois calls “financial exigency.”


This statement was just released by BISD spokeswoman Nakisha Miles: 


Preston Pomykal

Officials with the City of Beaumont are moving quickly to curb a massive, seemingly unforeseen increase in the city’s healthcare spending.

According to Chief Financial Officer Laura Clark, this year’s city healthcare spending jumped some $3 million since last year.

Terrence Holmes (left) and Raquel West (right)

The stage has been set for the November general election after Democratic primary runoffs decided who will go on to face Republican opponents.

Byron Earl Bush

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) has released the identity of the man they say fired upon two sheriff’s deputies on Thursday, May 22.