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While the district as a whole “met standard,” multiple Beaumont ISD campuses were rated as “improvement required” in the 2017 accountability reports released on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Smith, MLK, and South Park middle schools are all improvement required. Vincent, Odom, and Marshall middle schools met standard.

Caldwood, Pietzch-MacArthur, Blanchette, Martin, Jones-Clark, Charlton Pollard and Fehl elementary schools are all rated improvement required. Curtis, Fletcher, Guess, Amelia, Regina, Homer, and Dishman elementary schools met standard.

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The Beaumont Police Department celebrated K-9 Joris's sixth birthday on Aug. 11, posting a picture of the police dog and his handler in a popular Facebook post that has garnered hundreds of "likes."

The Facebook post shows a photo of the pair with birthday wishes included, reading, "The Beaumont Police Department would like to wish K-9 Joris a Happy 6th Birthday!"

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Beaumont Police are asking for your help in identifying this suspect.

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On Monday, August 14, just after 6:30 a.m., Beaumont Fire-Rescue responded to the 5000 block of Maddox Drive due to reports of a house on fire, Capt. Jimmy Blanchard said in a release.

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Quentin D. Roy

On Sunday, August 13, at about 11:30 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to J & J Express gas station, located at 3120 W. Cardinal Drive, in reference to shots fired, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

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The Stark Museum of Art will offer a book discussion on the publication Branding the American West: Paintings and Films, 1900-1950 on Thursday, August 17, from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Curator Sarah E. Boehme, co-editor and co-author, will lead the discussion.

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Deremick Jamaal Hunter

Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 7:29 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 5000 block of Brace Street in reference to a victim of a shooting, Officer Carol Riley said in a release.

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On August 11, at 8:30 p.m., officers responded to the 1400 block of Wall Street in reference to a victim of a shooting, Officer Carol Riley said in a release.

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Traci Dee Martinez

During an investigation this morning around 8:40 a.m., Jefferson County Sheriff's Office narcotics officers received information that a female was going to deliver narcotics into the federal correctional complex on Knauth Road, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

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Robert Lewis

On August 11, at 6:58 p.m. Robert Lewis, 62, of Beaumont, was arrested for the murder of George Erwin, a 63 year old Beaumont man, Officer Carol Riley said in a release.

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