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The Beaumont Independent School District set three meetings for Thursday, June 18, including a workshop and executive session where the topics of discussion will include policy changes and personnel changes.


Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan announced on Monday, June 15, a joint operation against four Houston-area stores for distributing products that contain synthetic marijuana while deceptively claiming the products are safe and legal, paving the way for other state authorities to crack down on the pervasiveness of the designer drugs.


Update from 4 p.m.:

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles announced that Tropical Storm "Bill" make landfall this morning on the Texas coast near Matagorda Island. Bill will continue to weaken as it moves inland tonight.

The local impact is as follows:

Rain: 1-2 inches in southeast Texas in the heaviest rain bands. Less than one inch in southwest, central, and south central Louisiana in the heaviest rain bands. This will cause some brief periods of street flooding.

Among the family and friends who show up to support Layla Nejad (right) is her f

Kelly High School grad and University of Texas senior honor student Layla Nejad and her fellow Texas 4000 Ozarks cycling team members arrived at Beaumont City Hall on Thursday, June 4, the sixth day of an approximately 70-day, 4,687-mile bike trek from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska, to raise awareness and funds to fight can