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Four members of the Beaumont Jaguars Track Club competed at the 2014 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa, from July 26 – Aug. 2, once again showing Beaumont athletes are true competitors by bringing home two medals and placing high in multiple categories.


Don Rollins has been named director of fine arts for Vidor Independent School District to succeed longtime music director Ronnie Touchstone, whose last official day is Aug. 31. Rollins graduated from Lamar University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Music and is a former saxophone student of Lamar University President Emeritus Dr. Jimmy Simmons.

Mugshots of Daryl Johnson, Erin Johnson and Kailyn Pete

The fight against public corruption in Jefferson County continued Wednesday, Aug. 6, as a federal grand jury indicted three more former Beaumont Independent School District employees who are charged with embezzling money from a program receiving federal funds. Two of those indicted are alleged to have never actually worked for the district.

Creighton awaiting results on election night

State Rep. Brandon Creighton of Conroe defeated fellow Republican and State Rep. Steve Toth of The Woodlands to gain the Texas Senate District 4 seat in a special runoff election Tuesday, Aug. 5.

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Community Bank of Texas presented the 100 Club of Southeast Texas with its first Survivors Benefit sponsorship Tuesday, Aug. 5, at a check presentation ceremony at the Community Bank of Texas Delaware location in Beaumont.

The $50,000 contribution will fund one full life benefit to the spouse and dependent children of a law enforcement officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty, said Zack Shelton, 100 Club of Southeast Texas president.