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The city of Beaumont is accepting Requests for Proposal (RFP) for a developer to construct a riverfront hotel on the site of what is currently the Civic Center downtown parking lot at 701 Main St.

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Vonda Washington

Dr. Vonda Washington has been selected as the new assistant superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction for the Beaumont Independent School District. She is currently the director of Secondary Programs at Dickinson ISD.

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Mike Morath

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Mike Morath on Dec. 14 to be the commissioner of the Texas Education Agency. He will oversee the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the state’s 1,200 school districts and charter schools.

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The nativity scene at its new home, Stark Park

By early Monday morning Dec. 14, the City of Orange had removed a nativity scene from its traditional place on the lawn in front of City Hall after denying a request from the Orange County Atheists (OCA) to display a holiday banner on the property.

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At approximately 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2015, Beaumont police officers responded to a disturbance in the vicinity of the Regent Apartments near Gulf Avenue. 

According to Officer Joe Ornelas, while officers attempted to handle the disturbance they were called out for, shots rang out nearby, prompting the officers to take cover. One officer was hit with what he believed to be a pellet, and was not injured.

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