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Sandrajean Zahar

Beaumont resident Sandrajean Zahar’s road toward a high school diploma was a bumpy ride. When she was in high school, Sandrajean eloped with her sweetheart, who was leaving for Vietnam.

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Bridgett Hlavinka talks about the food pantry at Nutrition and Senior Services w

“It’s more than just a meal,” Nutrition & Services for Seniors Executive Director Elaine Shellenberger says of the Meals on Wheels program her department administers.

And she’s right. Meals on Wheels provides many seniors much more than a daily meal or lunch delivery. Often, it allows them to maintain their independence.

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UPDATE: Alexandria Guillen was arrested Thursday, April 28, 2016, and charged in the hit-and-run death of Tony Moretti. As of Thursday evening, she was in jail with a total of $40,000 in bonds.

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The City of Beaumont is making progress toward creating a more mobile city for people with disabilities.

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Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting dangerous drug dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will periodically feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes here in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

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Ajohntay Griffin, Eric Simmons, Jamard Living

Officers in Beaumont have arrested four individuals in relation to recent game room robberies.

Sgt. James Cody Guedry reported in a news release that “detectives have worked diligently” to identify suspects in two separate game room robberies in Beaumont, one March 28 and the other April 11.

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Dr. Lonnie L. Howard

Texas State University System Chancellor Brian McCall has named Lonnie L. Howard, Ph.D., sole finalist in the Lamar Institute of Technology presidential search. Dr. Howard, currently president/CEO of Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, Washington, was selected from a field of nearly 40 candidates following a national search.

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Patricia Lambert, Victoria Steward

More than a year after two Beaumont Independent School District administrators were indicted on charges of conspiracy and embezzlement related to cheating on standardized tests and stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from not only the school district but also students and their parents alike, the pair are inching closer to prison time.

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Calvin Walker

A federal court judge has recommended dismissing two more defendants from the civil complaint lodged by former Beaumont Independent School District contract electrician Calvin Walker and former school district Special Assistant to the Superintendent Jessie Haynes that alleges a mass conspiracy of roughly three dozen persons and businesses.

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Central High School

According to information from Beaumont Independent School District Special Assistant to the Superintendent Nakisha Burns, a BISD Central High School student has reported a sexual assault that allegedly occurred on the campus grounds. BISD police are investigating.

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