The News

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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Mitt Romney may have been defeated in his bid for the presidency, but that isn’t stopping some local Mormons from supporting him and seeking to educate the public about their shared faith.

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City bus riders who’ve been without service to portions of Beaumont are getting a little reprieve now that city officials have decided on the addition of a new route.

After City Manager Kyle Hayes recommended the addition at the Beaumont City Council’s Nov. 6 meeting, the council merged routes and removed a small “tripper” bus that runs mostly on weekends in order to keep the route changes revenue neutral, not raising the city’s operating cost.

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State Rep. Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) made national news late last month when he released a report stating that since Hurricane Ike struck the Texas Gulf Coast more than four years ago, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) has paid out more than $1.2 billion dollars on individually litigated claims related to the disaster.

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