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Dr. Lonnie L. Howard

Texas State University System Chancellor Brian McCall has named Lonnie L. Howard, Ph.D., sole finalist in the Lamar Institute of Technology presidential search. Dr. Howard, currently president/CEO of Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, Washington, was selected from a field of nearly 40 candidates following a national search.

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Patricia Lambert, Victoria Steward

More than a year after two Beaumont Independent School District administrators were indicted on charges of conspiracy and embezzlement related to cheating on standardized tests and stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from not only the school district but also students and their parents alike, the pair are inching closer to prison time.

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Calvin Walker

A federal court judge has recommended dismissing two more defendants from the civil complaint lodged by former Beaumont Independent School District contract electrician Calvin Walker and former school district Special Assistant to the Superintendent Jessie Haynes that alleges a mass conspiracy of roughly three dozen persons and businesses.

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Central High School

According to information from Beaumont Independent School District Special Assistant to the Superintendent Nakisha Burns, a BISD Central High School student has reported a sexual assault that allegedly occurred on the campus grounds. BISD police are investigating.

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It was standing room only at the Orange County Commissioners Court as a dual celebration was held April 20.

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The Vidor community and school district administrators were shocked when high school business teacher Lauren Leigh Courmier was arrested with more than 9 ounces of methamphetamine in November 2015,

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African painted dogs

For the Houston Zoo’s pair of elderly male African painted dogs, Tuesday, April 26, brought a whole lot of excitement as they were introduced to their new pack-mates, three female dogs that recently moved to Houston from a zoo in the UK.

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A late night auto-pedestrian accident claimed the life of a Buna man April 27, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported in a news release.

According to Davis, the crash occurred last night at approximately 11:30 p.m. on US 96 at CR 722 in Jasper County. A 2013 Dodge Avenger was traveling southbound on US 96 approaching CR 722. A pedestrian was attempting to cross US 96 when he was struck by the Dodge.

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Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced that Terrence Holman, 49, of Beaumont was sentenced April 27 to a term of 25 years in the state penitentiary in connection with a 2015 aggravated robbery case of his own father.

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A recently convicted sexual predator received a stiff sentence at the hands of Jefferson County prosecutors, reports the District Attorney's Office.

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