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Patricia Adams Collins Lambert, the former Beaumont Independent School District Assistant Superintendent and Central High School principal who admitted to embezzling $500,000 from the school district and conspiring with others to cheat on state-mandated standardized tests, had one last shot to show a federal judge why she shouldn’t be sentenced to the maximum penalty allowed under a plea deal she arranged with prosecutors in December 2015.

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Two men were killed June 9 in a car accident in Beaumont involving a single vehicle, Beaumont Police Department Officer Tony Harding reported in a news release Thursday morning. 

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It took close to a year of hard work and determination, but with help from local businesses and his fellow scouts of Troop 220, newly promoted Eagle Scout Travis Leblanc of Vidor persevered and on Memorial Day 2016 was ready to dedicate his eternal flame project to the Lions Club Veterans Memorial Park “Fields of Freedom.”

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“Maybe I can make a difference with this one,” Port Neches-Groves registrar Elizabeth Anderson thought of graduating senior Alyssa Nunez, who came to the educator in search of a coveted office aide position despite her poor attendance up until the end of her junior year. Then she had another thought – one that resulted in action: “If I let her in my office, maybe she will see the importance of coming to school. Maybe she won’t want to disappoint me by being absent.

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Patricia Lambert

Admitted embezzler and former Beaumont Independent School District assistant superintendent Patricia Adams Collins Lambert was sentenced to spend 40 months in prison and pay back $500,000 in restitution. The charges stemmed from theft from programs receiving federal funds and conspiracy to submit false statements concerning standardized test scores while she was employed with the local school district.

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