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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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Preston Pomykal

Officials with the City of Beaumont are moving quickly to curb a massive, seemingly unforeseen increase in the city’s healthcare spending.

According to Chief Financial Officer Laura Clark, this year’s city healthcare spending jumped some $3 million since last year.

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Terrence Holmes (left) and Raquel West (right)

The stage has been set for the November general election after Democratic primary runoffs decided who will go on to face Republican opponents.

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Byron Earl Bush

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) has released the identity of the man they say fired upon two sheriff’s deputies on Thursday, May 22.

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Scholarships totaling $60,000 were awarded to 26 Southeast Texas students at the Jefferson County Go Texan Scholarship Banquet held Tuesday, May 20, at Big Rich Courville’s Catering in Beaumont.

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A 53-year-old Beaumont man has been charged with molesting his stepdaughters.

Keith Hickman was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury May 22 for continuing sexual abuse of a child and aggravated sexual assault of a child, both first-degree felonies.

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Aaron and Summer Conn

After a three-day trial ending with approximately five hours of deliberation, on Friday, May 23, jurors found Curtis Allen Garrison guilty of capital murder in the Nov. 23, 2012 slayings of Aaron and Summer Conn of Vidor.

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Jessie Haynes

After deliberating little more than 30 minutes, a six-man jury found Jessie Haynes guilty Thursday, May 22, of blocking a public passageway Aug. 1, 2013.

The verdict comes after more than an hour of closing arguments Thursday.

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Breaking news from the Orange County Sheriff's Office:

Deputies seized close to 350 pounds of marijuana after a high-speed pursuit, the Orange County Sheriff's Office reports.

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