The News

KISD superintendent Kevin Weldon (center)

The board of trustees for the Kountze Independent School District is expected to accept the resignation of KISD superintendent Kevin Weldon on Friday, Dec. 21. According to information from the district, Weldon is leaving to accept a position at another school district.

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Port Arthur Independent School District Superintendent Johnny Brown

After roughly two months of being missing from the job, Port Arthur Independent School District Superintendent Johnny Brown has returned to his duties as of Dec. 13.

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West Brook decay

Several employees working on the West Brook High School field house and auditorium have walked off the job, saying the Beaumont Independent School District has failed to pay them for work rendered. 

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Ronnie James Lafleur, 53

Ronnie James Lafleur, a 53 year-old man from Nome, Texas, was treated and released from the hospital and booked into Jefferson County Jail on charges of attempted capital murder ($500,000 bond), aggravated robbery ($500,000 bond) and a parole violation.

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Sunday, Dec. 23, about noon, a Beaumont Fire Department new release reported that Centerpoint Energy workers had gained control of the natural gas leak in the 4300 block of El Paso street. Just before 9 a.m. that morning, a city of Beaumont crew hit a natural gas line, causing a leak.

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