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Testimony concluded June 26 in a three-day special education hearing pertaining to the alleged abuse and mistreatment of Pietzsch-MacArthur Elementary special needs student Triniti Thibodeaux. Aug. 28, the results of the hearing were delivered, and BISD is being held liable for the mistreatment of one of the district’s more defenseless students.

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LaKista Davis has never known what it feels like to own her own home, but thanks to the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County, she is hoping that she will embark on a new chapter of her life that includes home ownership by the end of the year.

Thursday, Aug. 28, Davis drew one step closer to realizing her dream when family, friends, and volunteers gathered at the future site of Davis’ new home on Galveston Street in Beaumont to celebrate groundbreaking on the new build.

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2014 Honey Bears

The Little Cypress -Mauriceville Honey Bear Drill Team will host a clinic for girls and boys ranging from pre-K to 8th grade to come to the school and learn a dance. This dance is choreographed and taught by student officers.

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A Silsbee man is dead as a result of a two vehicle crash in Hardin County.

Wednesday, Sept. 3, at approximately 5:20 p.m., there was a two vehicle crash at FM 92 and Airline Road in Hardin County, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis said.

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Three suspects have been arrested and charged with the Sept. 3 home invasion robbery in Nederland.

The suspects are currently in the custody of the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office in Mansfield, Louisiana on unrelated charges.

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A couple in Nederland was attacked and bound during a home invasion Sept. 3, Nederland police report, and the suspects are still on the lam.

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Rudy Williams speaks at the announcement of the naming of the building.

Officials, family and friends gathered Tuesday, Aug. 26, to formally dedicate the Rudy Williams Building at the John Gray Center complex to honor Williams for his contributions to higher education at Lamar University.

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Aerial photo of fringe marshes along Powderhorn Lake

A multi-partner coalition including the Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Foundation announced on Aug. 21 the purchase of the 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch along the Texas coast in Calhoun County. The acquisition will conserve a spectacular piece of property that is one of the largest remaining tracts of unspoiled coastal prairie in the state.

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A multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near Highway 62 in Orange County left an Elmendorf man dead, his passenger severely burned, and sent an elderly couple to the hospital.

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Jefferson County Seal

Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney John M. Bales and Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced in a Sept 2.

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