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On Saturday, April 9, at about 11:15 p.m. Beaumont police officers responded to a reported disturbance at a residence in the 1700 block of Lucille.

When officers arrived, they spoke to the victim, a 23-year-old Beaumont woman. The woman said a 31-year-old Beaumont man she is acquainted with came to her residence in the 1700 block of Regent and assaulted her. 

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Four members of the Beaumont Independent School District’s Board of Trustees; the district itself; Superintendent Carrol Thomas; Parsons, the company overseeing the district’s $388.6 million bond initiative; and HRE Inc. are being sued by L&L General Contractors claiming unlawful discrimination, saying it was not awarded a construction contract because its principles are white.

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When the magnitude 9 earthquake and resulting tsunami devastated much of northern Japan on March 11, it was a human catastrophe of almost unimaginable proportion. But it was the damage at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that potentially had the greatest implications for the United States and power companies including Entergy that generate significant electricity with nuclear power.

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Despite facing the impact of budget cuts by the Texas Legislature and publicly announcing that “no one in the district, not even the superintendent” would receive a raise this year, Beaumont Independent School District spokesperson Jessie Haynes announced on Friday April 8 that she hired an assistant for the communications department.

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Beaumont Fire Rescue responded to a reported structure fire at 110 S. 4th St. shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7, to find a patch of wooded brush in the area fully engulfed in flames.

According to reports from the agency, when firefighters arrived, they found a pile of tires on fire inside of a vacant warehouse that was being torn down. A contractor company hired by Moore Supply to tear down an old building behind the business was apparently using a cutting torch and accidentally caught the pile of tires on fire, investigators contend.

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