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Central High School came into being in 1986 with the merger of the French and Charlton-Pollard high schools. According to the Beaumont Independent School District finance department, Central currently holds an enrollment of 1,698 students. Of those students, 85 percent receive free or reduced lunch.

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DPS

A woman is dead after an accident on FM 1747 west of Jasper ejected her from her vehicle July 5.

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LIT

(LIT Press Release)

Two Lamar Institute of Technology students earned medals at the National SkillsUSA Competition held June 24-28 in Kansas City, Mo.

Kenneth Ross, a utility line technology student, earned a silver medal in job skill demonstration open. In this contest, competitors demonstrate and explain an entry-level job skill. His advisor was Rusty Koenig, program director of utility line technology.

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Just a few days shy of the one-year anniversary of his death, the family of Aaron Leffage could soon find justice after two suspects were arrested in the capital murder Tuesday, July 2.

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The local U.S. Attorney’s office is sinking its teeth into a prominent Beaumont orthodontist after he defrauded the government out of almost $1 million in false Medicaid claims. 

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At least three train cars derailed after a flaw in a new set of tracks gave way. 

According to port workers on the scene, moments after the track gave way about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4, three grain cars halfway through a lengthy train jumped their tracks and ended up on their sides behind the Beaumont Civic Center. 

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Beaumont Animal Services would like to remind everyone that while you are out having fun with your family this 4th of July, remember your pets and to keep them safe this holiday. According to Matthew Fortenberry, Animal Services Manager, “The day after the 4th of July is one of our busiest days of the year with people looking for their lost pet that ran away during a fireworks display”. Many animals are “sound sensitive” and try

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DPS

A pedestrian fatality occurred on July 2 at the intersection of Mormon Church Road and FM 92 in Silsbee.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the accident took place at about 6:08 in the evening. Elton Mire, 48, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Kathy Simpson after a Dodge pickup truck struck him while he was riding his bicycle. The truck also hit a Toyota passenger vehicle that was stopped at the intersection.

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LIT unit

(LIT press release)

Chevron Phillips Chemical and Lamar Institute of Technology became partners in educating a workforce suited for Southeast Texas on July 2, with Chevron Phillips’ presentation of an $80,000 check for scholarships and equipment upgrades.

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