The News

Christmas morning is filled with happy times from many a childhood memory. But with a troubled economy and families all across America barely scraping by to afford necessities, this Christmas might not produce the same warm fuzzy feelings for children hoping to find something from “Santa” under the tree come Dec. 25.
Fortunately for kids in Southeast Texas, first responders and volunteer agencies from all over the region are putting in work now so that no child will have to go a Christmas without a visit from the man who is rumored to know when the youths have been “naughty or nice.”

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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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