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Beaumont Independent School District trustees met with their attorneys behind closed doors six months ago to discuss how the group could be collectively unaware of a stipulation in new superintendent Dr. Timothy Chargois’ contract allowing a mandatory base salary percentage increase for the $215,000-a-year administrator. The increase, according to the contract signed May 1 by Chargois and BISD officials, is required to be greater than or equal to the same percentage raise given to teachers in the district.

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Judge Bob Wortham has some reading to do over the Thanksgiving weekend.

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Jarred Michael Robinson

According to a press release from Sgt. Rob Flores of the Beaumont Police Department, officers arrested a 20-year-old Beaumont resident after he used a knife to cut a man during an argument over a cell phone.

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Sanaz Alasti, assistant professor of criminal justice at Lamar University and an Iran native, has been invited to present her research at the fifth seminar organized by the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences, in co-operation with the NATO School. This year’s seminar will focus on “Shari’a Law and Military Operations” in the Middle East.

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Lamar University has been recognized by Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools:  2013 Edition” for its exceptional MBA program in the College of Business. Of the 296 business schools, 280 were from the U.S. and 16 were international.

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