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BISD conservator Fred Shafer and special education director Brant Graham

“It’s still the same; it hasn’t changed,” frustrated parent Carl Champagne says of the Beaumont Independent School District Special Education Department. 

Charlton-Pollard Elementary School Choir Director Cindy Gibson led the children

Two local legends and leaders in education were inducted into the Texas Hall of Honor at the Capitol Rotunda in Austin on Feb. 19 by The Spirit of Star Day Foundation, and elementary choir students from the Beaumont school bearing their names were asked to visit the state’s capitol and celebrate the lives of these historic figures through song in honor of the birth of the Texas government and Black History Month.

BPD Officer Aaron Wasser sits in traffic watching his monitor as LPR technology
A Bridge City patrol car participating in the warrant roundup utilizes LPR camer
Wasser checks the receipt of a man whose license plate set off the LPR alarm. Lu

The grace period to take care of outstanding warrants ended Feb. 22, and law enforcement divisions from cities around Southeast Texas have joined forces to put traffic violators who have failed to take responsibility for their citations behind bars, or at least make them pay their fines.

Margueritte Humphrey
Margueritte stands with grandchildren Justin and Morgan

During the month of February, The Examiner celebrates Black History Month by spotlighting members of the community whose outstanding actions are exemplary lessons, not only for African-Americans, but also for people of all races. One humble lady stands out not only as a voice for those who can’t speak, but as an advocate for today’s youth.


Kelly's Academic Challenge Team competed in the quarterfinals of the Channel 6 Challenge on February 21 at the KFDM Studios. The team of Brent Johnston, Gio Medina, and Hayden Raps took the lead in the first round and went on to defeat East Chambers High School 270 to 165. The match will be aired on KFDM Channel 6 on May 3 at 12:00 p.m.