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A new program initiated by Save Our Children (S.O.C.) has recently been implemented in four Beaumont schools with the purpose of boosting the reading capabilities of Beaumont Independent School District students. And those involved in the program say it seems to be working.

Beaumont resident and S.O.C. found­er the Rev. J.D. Roberts said he noticed a disturbing trend in local schools.

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The scene at Nederland Municipal Court is repeated on a regular basis. Thanks to a quirk in the law, misde­meanor cases filed against youth ages 12 to 17 are heard here, not in juvenile court.

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Patricia Lambert

After The Examiner first detailed the inconsistencies between BISD assistant super­intendent of secondary educa­tion Patricia Adams Collins Lambert’s actual educational pedigree and what is touted as her “Harvard-trained, highly-functional, extremely-gifted educator” background, the Beaumont Independent School District released the publicly available contents of

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Sharika Allison

Sharika Allison became an employee with the Beaumont school district in 2008 on the exact same day as her boss, Devin McCraney, and currently holds the title of BISD comptroller.

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The Examiner first reported on BISD Director of Finance Devin McCraney in July of this year, when it was revealed that the BISD money man had made hundreds of thousands of dol­lars worth of improvements to his home, paying cash to an unknown contractor for the work performed while, at the same time, skirting city of

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Beaumont’s most distinguished firefighters aren’t waiting around for the alarm to sound.

Whether on or off duty, they are always on call.

Just ask firefighter Chris Harvey, who was honored Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Fire Museum of Texas for saving a man from drowning after a harrowing collision near Bridge City.

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When you spend your hard-earned money, take a second to think about those local merchants offering their products and services. They are part of our community, your friends and neighbors, and deserve your support.

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By Staff Sgt. Jennifer Atkinson, Texas Army National Guard

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The Jay Bruce Golf Benefit, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16, and in its fourth year, has raised about $75,000 since its inception and is only getting bigger and better with two-time MLB All-Star, outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds, and West Brook High School alumnus Jay Bruce adding a concert at Winnie venue Nutty Jerry’s in an effort to raise even more funds for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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