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At least two pieces of the BISD forensic audit were left out of the initial document release, and with some digging, The Examiner has those additional reports.

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The Beaumont Police Department is hosting a medical benefit lunch for Detective Robert Ener on Wednesday, March 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the training room of the Beaumont police station, located at 255 College Street.

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Amanda Hallman, assistant principal at Little Cypress Intermediate, has been named Region 5 Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA), LCM CISD Community Relations Coordinator Sherry Combs said in a release.

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Larry Sanders, the supervisory special agent in charge of the ATF in Beaumont; M

Multiple Southeast Texas law enforcement agencies worked together to execute an operation that led to the apprehension of four bank robbery conspiracy suspects, one of whom is a Beaumont resident wanted in Jefferson County for murder, the Beaumont Police Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas have reported.

The Beaumont Police Department first gave news of the arrest of the four men, identified as Micah Johnson, 37, of Humble; Eric Johnson, 36, of Houston; Gerrick Wade, 36, of Houston; and Darrel Williams, 36, of Beaumont.

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When the halftime shows end at the close of football season, competition season begins for the Nederland Westernaires drill team. There is little time to waste when preparing to go up against some of the largest schools in the Houston area at Regionals. The team of 44 Nederland High School students practice and polish routines ranging from Pom, Kick, Military, Jazz, Ensembles and more and then show off their precision, technique, choreography and grace to a panel of judges. Some schools at these Regionals have more than 100 dancers on their teams.

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NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.

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Beaumont City Council approved rezoning

Tuesday, Feb. 28, Beaumont City Council approved a resolution of support for establishing a new, municipal management district that could lead to residential and retail development on property at the corner of Dowlen and Delaware. The council also approved rezoning that will lead to the development of a new shopping center and residential area on Major Drive near Village Drive.

New municipal management district

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CommunityBank of Texas and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) awarded $10,000 in Partnership Grant Program funds to Legacy Community Development Corporation on Feb. 28 to benefit affordable home development.

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After a few withdrawals from the race for Beaumont ISD Board of Trustees, district election coordinator Georgia Antoine announced Feb. 24 that a “final list” of candidates has been forged. According to Antoine, Feb. 24 marked the “last day for a candidate to withdraw” for the upcoming May 6 election.

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Gayle Botley

“Dishonesty” and “a lack of fitness” are just some of the reasons the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy contend former Beaumont ISD auditor Gayle Botley should have his Texas CPA license revoked, pay administrative costs of at least $14,669, and pony up an additional $25,000 administrative penalty. 

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