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Beaumonters haven’t heard the last in the fight for $3.2 million taken from BISD contract electrician Calvin Walker by the U.S. Department of Justice, money seized when Walker faced federal prosecution for submitting doctored invoices to the local school district for payment in 2012.

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Fifteen community members have been selected to serve on the newly formed Beaumont Independent School District Special Accreditation Committee, although not all of those named have yet decided whether to participate in any endeavor solicited in the name of the current school district leadership.

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Another credit rating service, Standard & Poor's, has recognized the Beaumont Independent School District’s “deficient internal control mechanisms” and downgraded BISD’s standing to 'A-' from 'AA-' according to information supplied to investors April 9.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of the murder victim discovered on South China Road on the morning of April 5 and is still searching for one man in relation to the murder. JCSO reports the victim was 53-year-old Kevin Alton Moyer of Dallas.

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Beaumont police officers arrested a burglar they say was caught in the act on Wednesday, April 9, in the 800 block of Monterrey Drive.

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