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The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System, during a special called meeting Wed, Jun 18, confirmed the appointment of Dr. Betty Reynard as president of Lamar State College-Port Arthur. Reynard, who currently serves as vice president for academic affairs at Lamar Institute of Technology, was named sole finalist last month.

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Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw now says the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees' regularly scheduled 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, meeting is canceled. 

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The following is a press release from the US Attorney John "Malcom" Bales of the Eastern District of Texas: 

 

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photo by Kevin King

A city of Beaumont dump truck driver picking up debris with his truck's boom caused widespread power outages Thursday, June 19, when the driver lifted his boom too high and entangled it with power lines on the corner of Sixth and Long streets.

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Tara and Mary Caroline Austin

The bond between teammates and how well they know each other on the field is what allows them to work well together and lead a team to victory. This bond was seen in the 2-1 win the injury plagued United States men’s World Cup soccer team pulled off Monday, June 16, over a Ghana team that had previously eliminated them twice from World Cup play in 2006 and 2010.

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The Pride Parade and Festival scheduled for June 21 in downtown Beaumont, the first of its kind in the city, is meant to bring Beaumonters from a variety of backgrounds together in a celebration of diversity, highlighting good will among people of all races, ages and sexual orientations, accordin

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Orange County celebrated the upcoming Sheriff’s Office 20th annual Cops N Kids Picnic to be held on Friday, June 20, with a proclamation June 16 naming the day of the event “Cops N Kids Day.”

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Petitioners have been allowed to intervene in a lawsuit that argues over whether the next Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees election will be comprised of a voting map that calls for seven single member districts (7/0) or whether a voter referendum instituting five single member districts with two at-large districts (5/2) will be put forth.

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County Court at Law No. 3 Judge Langston Adams has denied a request by Beaumont Independent School District Communication Director Jessie Haynes for a new trial on her Class B misdemeanor conviction for blocking a public passageway.

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Andrew Miles, 88, one of the first 20,000 African-Americans to enter the United States Marine Corps in 1944, was honored Thursday, June 12, in a ceremony in his room at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont as part of the hospice center’s veterans program.

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