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Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced Tuesday, Dec. 3, that he has selected Margie Johnson – an attorney with more than 15 years of prosecutorial experience – to lead the new Texas Education Agency Office of Complaints, Investigations and School Accountability.

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An investigation by The Examiner has revealed that BISD’s Facebook page administrator has removed from the page several comments that expressed less than positive feelings some

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Officers from the Beaumont Independent School District Police Department are putting the finishing touches on a case alleging felony child abuse by a middle school educator perpetrated against a 12-year-old boy he was paid to mentor. An investigation into the alleged abuse was sparked Friday, Oct. 29, when, according to the complaining victim, the youth was punched multiple times in the face and chest by BISD Smith Middle School math tutor Michael Fisher.

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The High Street Gallery, located inside the Victoria House, 2110 Victoria St. in Beaumont, will feature the work of John Fulbright on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.

Admission is free and prices begin at around $40 for Fulbright’s works, which are created by utilizing pyrography, the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of heat.

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A Port Arthur man was arrested Monday, Dec. 2 after police say he stole a 64-year-old woman's purse from her vehicle at Super Stop convenience store, 6900 32nd St. in Groves.

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Rachel Clark

On a brisk and blustery Sunday afternoon, winds blow the late autumn leaves through a quiet neighborhood in Beaumont’s West End. Outside a house on the corner of a calm intersection, dulcet tones float gently on the breeze. Inside the cozy home sits Rachel Clark, a 15-year-old Lumberton resident, plucking the strings of a 95-year-old Wurlitzer Semi-grand harp under the watchful gaze of her private instructor, Dr.

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Tom Campbell

Take a drive down Calder toward downtown Beaumont and you might catch a glimpse of him. He’ll be gliding in and out of road reflectors in an empty lane of traffic, arms out as if he were flying, headphones on and wearing a constant smile.

Tom Campbell has rollerbladed the streets of Beaumont for the last 20 years, and the 65-year-old says he’s got at least another 10 years of cruising the streets on his K-2 inline skates.

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What do gardeners do when they can’t go outside without getting wet and chilled? Well, just like fashionistas who pour over pages of fashion magazines, gardeners pour over pages of seed catalogs and gardening publications to get new ideas for better weather. Tired of that? Some gardeners seek out ways to continue gardening. One fun way to garden indoors is the old classic, terrariums.

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Our cell phones are often wonderful devices; in addition to the traditional voice phone calls, they also can provide enhanced functionality with Internet access, cameras and SMS (text messaging). Now that smart phones have become the primary communications mode for most of us, it has also become a fertile field for crooks capitalizing on the functionality of our devices.

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