The News

Travelers and commuters who work in downtown Beaumont may have noticed the onramp leading from downtown to eastbound Interstate 10 is closed. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, it will remain that way for several months.

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Michael Fisher

Former educator Michael Fisher was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years probation and anger management classes for punching a student while he was employed as a math tutor at Beaumont Independent School District’s Smith Middle School in November 2013. Fisher maintained his innocence throughout his trial, but video surveillance of the incident and witness testimony, including testimony from two fellow educators, convinced a jury otherwise.

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DA Bob Wortham speaks at a parental workshop Judge Brad Burnett held.

Monday and Tuesday, April 6 and 7, Judge Brad Burnett, Precinct 7 justice of the peace, held a free parenting seminar to help “Tackle Truancy.”

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Chris Tucker

Comedian Chris Tucker is scheduled to perform at Ford Arena on Saturday, April 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $57-$37 and can be purchased at the Ford Park box office or at Ticketmaster outlets including ticketmaster.com and charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000. This is the show originally scheduled for Feb. 14 that was postponed. Tickets from that show will be honored.

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