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With the recent school bus accident that killed and injured multiple students in Houston still in the news and on the minds of parents everywhere, the Texas Education Agency has been answering tough questions about school bus safety belt regulations and state funding meant to ensure those regulations were adhered to.

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Scammers are always taking advantage of what’s new and popular. This time it’s WhatsApp, a smart phone application that allows users to send text, video and audio messages via the Internet. Scammers are impersonating the app to spread malware.

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Less than a month after securing a conviction of the mother of the battered child known as Baby Faith, prosecutors Pat Knauth and Randi King were back in Criminal District Court in Beaumont preparing for the trial of Darrell Mason, who was 17 when his child by his cousin Christine Johnson was born. 

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Betty Nixon of BPSF

Enjoy a delicious breakfast while supporting local students at the Beaumont Public Schools Foundation’s 23rd Annual Fiesta Breakfast fundraiser on Oct. 27 at Casa Ole in the Target Shopping Center.

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On Saturday, October 3, 2015, the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program will be hosting the 5th Annual Julie Richardson Proctor

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Memorial Hermann president and CEO Dan Wolterman with Carol Paret, system senior

For nearly two decades, Carol Paret, Silsbee native and senior vice president and chief community health officer for Memorial Hermann Healthcare System and CEO of Memorial Hermann Community Benefit Corporation (MHCBC), has spent her days behind the scenes, with little fanfare, toiling to provide access to health care to people who desperately need it.

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This Saturday, October 3, 2015, the City of Beaumont will host a Fire Prevention and Family Safety Festival downtown at the Fire Museum of Texas, at 400 Walnut.

Local residents are encouraged to bring their families to the festival at the “big fire hydrant,” where adults and children alike can receive valuable information on how to protect oneself and one’s family. There will be free food and “lots of free stuff.”

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These dark, narrow, 100 meter-long streaks called recurring slope lineae.

New findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.

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Effective October 1, 2015 the Jefferson County Jail will no longer be collecting municipal bonds or fines for the City of Beaumont.

Beaumont municipal bonds and fines will be collected at the Municipal Court at 700 Orleans Street.

Persons posting bond or paying fines to have someone released from jail will need to go to the door on the Forsythe side and push the 911 button for assistance, and must know the defendant’s name and date of birth. The exact amount must be paid in cash only, as no change will be given.

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On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at 11:39 a.m., Beaumont police officers were dispatched to the Timbers Edge apartment complex in the 1000 block of Pinchback Road in Beaumont’s west end.  According to a press release, officers learned a Silsbee man, later identified as 30 year old Eric Gipson, was armed with a knife and holding an unidentified female hostage inside an apartment.

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