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AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has instructed the conservator overseeing the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) that the board of trustees will be required to get conservator approval for certain expenditures exceeding $10,000. The move is designed to safeguard taxpayers and students as the district works to approve a new budget while simultaneously reducing its workforce during a self-declared state of financial exigency.

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The Beaumont Police Department Traffic Unit has released the name of the man killed in the June 29 motorcycle accident. Joel Barrera Esparza, 29, of Port Arthur was killed Saturday when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving.

See related story at http://theexaminer.com/stories/news/motorcycle-accident-claims-one-life-police-report.

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UPDATE: Judge Donald Floyd attempted to unseat the current Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees but was unable to secure replacements on Monday, June 30. 

PRIOR COVERAGE: Judge Donald Floyd has granted a petition to remove the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees.

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Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a fatal accident Sunday night, June 29, DPS reports.

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Investigators believe a malfunctioning air conditioner is responsible for a fire Sunday afternoon, Beaumont Fire Rescue reports.

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