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Lumberton Middle School students had an opportunity to try out one of the most innovative and advanced computer-assisted surgical systems in the world Thursday, May 1, as they visited Christus-St.

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Press release from the Beaumont Police Department:

On Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Preston Joseph Robertson, AKA Preston Joseph Robinson, 42-year-old man, was arrested by the Joint East Texas Fugitive Apprehension Task Force (JETF), at a residence on North 3rd Street in Orange for a Beaumont Police Department Aggravated Robbery Warrant.

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Christopher M. Thomas (inset) is a suspect in a Beaumont bank robbery.

Beaumont P.D. Detectives and FBI Agents identified the suspect as Christopher M. Thomas, 23, from Houston in the robbery of a Beaumont bank. BPD Detectives and FBI agents were able to obtain a federal arrest warrant for Thomas. Investigators conducted a manhunt that spanned for several days in Houston.

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Press release from the U.S. Department of Justice:           A 23-year-old former youth pastor has pleaded guilty to child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M.

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Robert Sloan photo

A boating accident on the Angelina River that took two lives over the Memorial Day weekend was one of many boating-related fatalities over a three-day span.

“Texas game wardens investigated seven drowning deaths and another four boating-related fatalities over what proved to be one of the state’s deadliest Memorial Day weekends,” says Mike Cox with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

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The Beaumont Teachers Association is asking the state education commissioner to block layoffs. Here's a statement The Examiner received Tuesday, June 3: 

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The Johnson family

On the last day of school, when most students anxiously count down the minutes until they can kick off their summer festivities, Vista Academy of Beaumont students are excited to remain at school to perform a service for a family in need.

Friday, June 6, beginning at noon and continuing until the cars stop coming to Vista Academy of Beaumont at Triumph Church, students, teachers and volunteers will be hosting a Car Wash & Link Sale Fundraiser for the Johnson Family.

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Timothy B. Chargois

In a letter to all Beaumont Independent School District staff, Superintendent Timothy Chargois said the district now anticipates that all employees affected by the coming reduction in force will be notified no later than June 30, rather than the June 12 date given previously.

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Dr. Velina Johnson, Sharon Hendrix and Caron Holt

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As the Beaumont Independent School District continues to lavish taxpayer dollars on friends, family, family friends, and a horde of high-priced attorneys, those who do the work of the school district are facing the unemployment line due to what BISD Superintendent Timothy Chargois calls “financial exigency.”

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This statement was just released by BISD spokeswoman Nakisha Miles: 

 

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