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Judge Donald Floyd granted a temporary restraining order dated June 19 in the matter of Ron Reynolds v. BISD. A hearing in the matter will be held on June 30 at 9 a.m.

In the interim, BISD is precluded from enforcing a RIF naming former spokesperson/ current business services partner Reynolds.

Pick up a copy of this week's Examiner or subscribers can log on the website for full details of the Reynolds lawsuit. 

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The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System, during a special called meeting Wed, Jun 18, confirmed the appointment of Dr. Betty Reynard as president of Lamar State College-Port Arthur. Reynard, who currently serves as vice president for academic affairs at Lamar Institute of Technology, was named sole finalist last month.

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Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw now says the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees' regularly scheduled 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, meeting is canceled. 

PRIOR COVERAGE:

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The following is a press release from the US Attorney John "Malcom" Bales of the Eastern District of Texas: 

 

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photo by Kevin King

A city of Beaumont dump truck driver picking up debris with his truck's boom caused widespread power outages Thursday, June 19, when the driver lifted his boom too high and entangled it with power lines on the corner of Sixth and Long streets.

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Tara and Mary Caroline Austin

The bond between teammates and how well they know each other on the field is what allows them to work well together and lead a team to victory. This bond was seen in the 2-1 win the injury plagued United States men’s World Cup soccer team pulled off Monday, June 16, over a Ghana team that had previously eliminated them twice from World Cup play in 2006 and 2010.

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The Pride Parade and Festival scheduled for June 21 in downtown Beaumont, the first of its kind in the city, is meant to bring Beaumonters from a variety of backgrounds together in a celebration of diversity, highlighting good will among people of all races, ages and sexual orientations, accordin

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Orange County celebrated the upcoming Sheriff’s Office 20th annual Cops N Kids Picnic to be held on Friday, June 20, with a proclamation June 16 naming the day of the event “Cops N Kids Day.”

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Petitioners have been allowed to intervene in a lawsuit that argues over whether the next Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees election will be comprised of a voting map that calls for seven single member districts (7/0) or whether a voter referendum instituting five single member districts with two at-large districts (5/2) will be put forth.

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County Court at Law No. 3 Judge Langston Adams has denied a request by Beaumont Independent School District Communication Director Jessie Haynes for a new trial on her Class B misdemeanor conviction for blocking a public passageway.

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