The News

Marvin Atwood

The stretch of 11th Street in Beaumont between Interstate 10 and Highway 69 is a busy thoroughfare with a diverse mix of motels, grocery stores and retail businesses on a road where the sounds of passing cars and trucks are a constant reminder of city life.

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“Hiring Red, White and You!” (RWY), a job fair for veterans, will be held at the Beaumont Civic Center on Thursday, Nov. 15. The unique job fair seeks to connect veterans with Texas employers who value the experience, discipline and other qualities inherent with a military background.

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Hurricane Sandy devastated the northeast United States and affected millions. Dozens were killed with the death toll still on the rise. Approximately 8 million people were left without electricity in the wake of the storm when it hit late Monday, Oct. 29. Floodwaters submerged city streets and water filled basements of residents in the storm zone. Desperate cities cried out for help after the tragic storm. New York City called out and National Pump & Compressor answered that call.

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Members of the community are calling for Attorney General Greg Abbott to investigate a Beaumont Independent School District high school band performance, citing political bias and lewd sexual acts in the production of the school group’s half-time show.

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Attorneys for the Port Arthur Independent School District (PAISD) had a busy two weeks in court, defending separate litigations accusing the district of wrongful termination and retaliation.

In a case that was described by PAISD attorneys as “settled” on Oct. 23, the school district was defending allegations that it wrongfully terminated former special education teacher Edna Edwards in 2006.

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