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Beaumont nonprofit aids children of incarcerated

 

Former Federal Bureau of Prisons warden Percy Pitzer and his wife, Sununt Pitzer, have recently launched a foundation to benefit children of an incarcerated or paroled parent or guardian. Creative Corrections Education Foundation’s goal is to “stem the pattern of repeat behavior from parent to child through educational opportunities.”

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EPA chief here for Westside Health Clinic groundbreaking

 

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An annual report by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) shows only four out of 23 BISD schools that were preliminarily evaluated in 2012 met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards.

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Solid Rock Community Church will host its grand opening beginning on Monday, Aug. 20, and ending Friday, Aug. 24.

The pastor, the Rev. Mark Smith, established a community youth center in Silsbee in 1999, and has since provided help for more than 500 young people.

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Valrico powers cell towers in wake of huge storm

 

At around 11 p.m. June 29, Cindy Perez, the Port Arthur-based vice president of Valrico, began receiving calls from several major wireless carriers — a huge storm called a “Super Derecho” had hit the Northeast and hundreds of cell tower generators needed to be fueled.

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