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The recent death of Thomas Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, and the announcement that two health care workers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas who cared for the Liberian citizen tested positive for the virus have left many questioning whether local hospitals are prepared to handle an Ebola patient here in Southeast Texas.

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A former Vidor ISD teacher accused of an improper relationship with a student pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to probation in Orange County, a sentence many Vidor residents and some VISD leaders feel is much too lenient.

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More than a year after reports of widespread, educator-sanctioned cheating on standardized tests at the Beaumont Independent School District were submitted to the Texas Education Agency, the governmental entity has yet to release findings from any investigation into the matter. Also under review for just as long are reports of BISD staff committing attendance fraud to rake in millions of dollars in unwarranted state and federal funding, with teacher-supplied evidence handed over to the TEA to assist in its investigation.

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At approximately 12:20 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, there was a plane crash at the Orange Regional Airport in Orange County.  There were no injuries suffered in this crash, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis.

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The Beaumont Public Health Department has flu vaccines available. Cost of the shot is $20. There is not residency requirement to receive the shots. The department is located at 950 Washington Boulevard. For more information, call 409-832-4000.

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