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At a meeting of the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Managers held Thursday, Aug. 27, roughly a half dozen citizens signed up to speak on the sale of district property currently up for proposals. However, due to a board policy currently in place, only one of the attendees was allowed to address the topic of concern.

That needs to change, Board of Managers President Dr. Jimmy Simmons said the following day.

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The body of a woman who reportedly drowned in the Neches River yesterday afternoon was recovered this morning. 

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James J. Cunningham

James J. Cunningham of Sour Lake passed away Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Jim was 88 years young.

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First grader Jacob Noel explores a backpack full of supplies

Thursday, Aug. 20, the folks at Buckner Children’s Village threw one last hoorah before school resumes.

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Cops & Kids 2015

Torrential downpour, thunderclaps and lightning blasts didn’t scare off thousands of visitors looking to enjoy a fun-filled day hosted by the Beaumont Police Department on Saturday, Aug. 22.

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school bus

School is back in session, and the Beaumont Police Department is offering some back-to-school safety tips meant to keep students safe.

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16-year-old Hamshire-Fannett High School student, Cameron Kaminsky

The District Attorney’s Office announced Aug. 26 that a Jefferson County grand jury voted to take no action after considering the circumstances of the fatal shooting involving a homeowner, who fired on a teen intruder in Hamshire.

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Marlboro Reds

Police are searching for a suspect who committed a “smash and grab” at a convenience store Aug. 12, reports the Beaumont Police Department. According to BPD and convenience store staff, the man got away with about $4,000 in Marlboro cigarettes.

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Get up close with nature at Botanical Gardens and Nature Center (2111 West Park Avenue) in Orange on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 2-2:30 p.m. Meet Wildlife Curator Robert Morgan as he features one or more animals that call Shangri La Gardens home. Enjoy this exciting informational program to learn about the critters of Shangri La, their adaptations, what they eat and what might eat them.

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