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The Beaumont Independent School District set three meetings for Thursday, June 18, including a workshop and executive session where the topics of discussion will include policy changes and personnel changes.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan announced on Monday, June 15, a joint operation against four Houston-area stores for distributing products that contain synthetic marijuana while deceptively claiming the products are safe and legal, paving the way for other state authorities to crack down on the pervasiveness of the designer drugs.

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Update from 4 p.m.:

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles announced that Tropical Storm "Bill" make landfall this morning on the Texas coast near Matagorda Island. Bill will continue to weaken as it moves inland tonight.

The local impact is as follows:

Rain: 1-2 inches in southeast Texas in the heaviest rain bands. Less than one inch in southwest, central, and south central Louisiana in the heaviest rain bands. This will cause some brief periods of street flooding.

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Among the family and friends who show up to support Layla Nejad (right) is her f

Kelly High School grad and University of Texas senior honor student Layla Nejad and her fellow Texas 4000 Ozarks cycling team members arrived at Beaumont City Hall on Thursday, June 4, the sixth day of an approximately 70-day, 4,687-mile bike trek from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska, to raise awareness and funds to fight can

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Due to the possible presence of foreign material, H-E-B has issued a precautionary recall for ground beef sold on Friday, June 12, 2015 at the H-E-B store in Port Arthur located at 4800 Highway 365.

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Mayor Becky Ames met up with the new hires at the Fire Museum to give them advic

High school students participating in this year’s Future Leaders summer youth program started their first day of work Tuesday, June 9. It was a busy first day with several stops in Beaumont, but Mayor Becky Ames met the new hires at the Fire Museum of Texas before lunch to give them some advice about their new jobs.

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A 37-year-old federal inmate has been sentenced for receiving contraband in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales in a news release on June 11.

Donald James Bratton Jr. of Little Rock, Arkansas, pleaded guilty on Jan. 6 to attempting to obtain a prohibited object by a federal inmate and was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

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Police in Beaumont have made multiple arrests during an ongoing prostitution sting, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Edna Phillips and Richard Ames

Vidor police have released the names of the two victims in a gruesome double murder that occurred at a home in a normally peaceful residential neighborhood in the Maplecrest Addition of the small town on June 11, and investigators are seeking the public’s help in searching for a missing truck registered to one of the victims.

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