The News

Beaumont police officers and fire department personnel responded to an accident along Eastex Freeway just past Austin Middle School Wednesday afternoon after a man driving a 1999 Pontiac lost control of his vehicle, went over the grassy median, across the access road slamming into an oak tree and then through a brick wall at the Longfellow Apartments.

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The West End Little League (W.E.L.L.) will be registering players for the spring baseball season Jan. 7 and 14 at the Regina Howell Elementary cafeteria from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. The league will be accepting players who are as young as 4 years old as of May 1, 2012 to the t-ball program. Players are accepted as old as 12 as of May 1, 2012 to the baseball program.

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Never before in the history of Texas had a school district been made to change from seven single-member districts to five single-member districts with two at-large seats as a result of a forced election brought about by the citizenry petitioning the move.

From the outset, Beaumont Independent School District leadership has rallied against any change – forcing voters to gather signatures on a petition to get the measure on the ballot for consideration.

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In the course of human events, the wheels of history turn slowly – but they do turn. Not on their own but with human shoulders on the wheel – the shoulders of men like Cleveland Nisby.

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