The News

The Lumberton Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 24th annual Village Creek Festival from Oct. 23-26 at the Lumberton City Park at 1300 FM 421.

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Boomtown BBQ Company's G7 sandwhich

It’s all about location, location, location. Since 2011, the Swanson’s have been jumping around Beaumont to find the perfect place to expand their brand, and it seems they have found their sweet spot. Since moving off of Calder, patrons have been able to grab a quick lunch easier, and business has never been better.

 

Booming with flavor

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glove removal demonstration

The recent death of Thomas Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, and the announcement that two health care workers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas who cared for the Liberian citizen tested positive for the virus have left many questioning whether local hospitals are prepared to handle an Ebola patient here in Southeast Texas.

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Sondra Reed

A former Vidor ISD teacher accused of an improper relationship with a student pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to probation in Orange County, a sentence many Vidor residents and some VISD leaders feel is much too lenient.

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Beaumont ISD

More than a year after reports of widespread, educator-sanctioned cheating on standardized tests at the Beaumont Independent School District were submitted to the Texas Education Agency, the governmental entity has yet to release findings from any investigation into the matter. Also under review for just as long are reports of BISD staff committing attendance fraud to rake in millions of dollars in unwarranted state and federal funding, with teacher-supplied evidence handed over to the TEA to assist in its investigation.

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