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BISD has published a list of teachers and other staff who will likely fall victim to BISD's reduction in force. The board will likely vote tonight, (Monday, June 9) on the proposed cuts. Click the above attachment to see the list for yourself.  

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A shooting in Orange County on Saturday, June 7, started with a disagreement and ended in the death of one Vidor resident, deputies report.

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A report of a fight at Barbecue Depot in Vidor on June 3 led to the arrest of an intoxicated homeless man in possession of drug paraphernalia, police report.

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Vidor police arrested one man for strong-arm robbery on June 1 after he allegedly assaulted a security officer attempting to prevent the suspect from shoplifting at Wal-Mart. A customer of the store assisted in detaining the suspect until police arrived.

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Police arrested a 22-year-old Vidor resident on May 31 after finding a small amount of methamphetamine hidden in the man's sock, officers report.

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Press release from TxDOT:

Beginning Monday, June 9, the Texas Department of Transportation will host a series of 25 statewide public meetings to welcome citizens’ feedback on a long-range plan for the state’s future transportation needs. A meeting will be held in Beaumont Tuesday, June 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission.

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Valero presented Hamshire-Fannett Elementary School with a $20,000 donation Monday, June 2, to assist with the school’s rebuilding efforts following a March 18 fire that devastated the facility.

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A Port Arthur man has been sentenced to life in prison for the stabbing death of his aunt.

Lawrence James Jr., 44, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury May 17, 2012 for murder, a first-degree felony.

According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Examiner, police discovered the body of Bettye Loretta Davis in a state of decomposition inside her home on March 30, 2012.

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Two Southeast Texas companies, ExxonMobil and Invista, were hit with fines for air pollution violations from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) amounting to a combined total of $100,626.

This was part of a larger statewide effort by the TCEQ. According to the agency, a total of 42 regulated entities were fined $540,711 for a variety of violations.

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Commissioners proclaimed June “Men’s Health Month” in a Monday, June 2, meeting of the Orange County Commissioners Court.

Representatives from Gift of Life visited the court to promote their prostate cancer initiative, which raises awareness and offers free prostrate cancer screenings among other health screenings to eligible men in Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange.

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