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Joe Domino

January is School Board Recognition Month and the Beaumont Independent School District is joining other districts across the state to thank local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools.

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Adam Fuller

The Beaumont Police Department confirmed Jan. 20 that an arrest was made in the Jan. 6 homicide of 27-year-old Derek Allen Phillips of Beaumont, who was reportedly discovered dead by his roommate at their shared residence in the 1300 block of Central Drive in Beaumont, near where West Lucas intersects with Gladys Avenue.

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Louie Mueller Barbecue

One of the fringe benefits of living in the great state of Texas is no matter where you travel, you can find great barbecue. I recently had to make a “Cannonball Run” to the Hill Country to pick up a deer at the processor and, of course, made a few stops along the way. Altering my route in order to go eat barbecue has become the norm.

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The Lutcher Theater will present The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley on Friday, Jan. 23, with two performances at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $4 for the one-hour show and can be purchased at the box office or by calling (409) 886-5535.

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The High Street Gallery will host an exhibition of mixed media artwork by three up-and-coming artists, Chris Presley, Steffen Sangster and Everett Beaujon, from 7-10 p.m. Feb. 13. The gallery is in Victoria House, 2110 Victoria St. in Beaumont.

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Southeast Texans will have an opportunity to step into the heart of New York City as the Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation presents “La Soirée: NY State of Mind,” a black tie gala at the Beaumont Civic Center on Saturday, Jan. 31.

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U.S. Attorney Malcolm Bales announced the guilty plea of Saenz-Tamez.

Mexico, Southeast Texas and all of the United States of America is a little safer thanks to the coordinated efforts of numerous law enforcement agencies, investigators and prosecutors who worked together to ensure Gulf Cartel leader Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez faces justice, U.S.

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Nearly $900,000 of forfeited funds have been paid toward financial losses suffered by the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD), announced U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales on Jan. 16.

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A.B. Bernard of BISD speaks with TASB executive search staffer Dr. Bob Smith.

The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Executive Search Services, employed by the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Managers to assist with the search for a new superintendent to replace current BISD Superintendent Vernon Butler, has spent hours listening to community stakeholder input as to what qualifications are needed in the new head o

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