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A newly released audit of the Beaumont Independent School District, first obtained by The Examiner, shows phantom money on the books skewed the school district’s financial position prior to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams appointing a Board of Managers and interim superintendent to take the place of an elected Board of Trustees and superintendent Timothy Chargois on July 14, 2014.

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Audwin Samuel

Beaumont Ward 3 City Councilman Audwin Samuel’s battle for a specific use permit (SUP) to run his law office out of a residence in the Oaks Historic District is seemingly over after the Beaumont City Council unanimously denied his request for the permit and a new public hearing.

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Monica Harn
Bill Harn

The Lamar University Foundation has announced an endowed scholarship has been established for the College of Fine Arts and Communication. The Monica and William Harn Scholarship in Speech and Hearing will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies at Lamar University.

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Summer is upon us, and the Big Thicket National Preserve invites the public to participate in a variety of ranger-led programs and activities throughout the summer months. This summer schedule runs through Sunday, Aug. 16. In the coming weeks, park rangers will be offering the following free public programs.

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Paul Trevino, CEO of Christus Southeast Texas Health System announces plans to r

In the near future, Southeast Texans will see significant changes at many area Christus Health facilities, particularly in Mid-County, following an announcement by the international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system Monday, June 29.

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The body of a man reportedly killed by an alligator in an Orange bayou was recovered early this morning.

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American alligator (file photo)

A man found dead in a bayou was reportedly killed by an alligator near Buckart's Marina in Orange in the early morning hours of July 3, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Beaumont Independent School District Interim Superintendent Vernon Butler is hea

Beaumont Independent School District Interim Superintendent Vernon Butler is heading off to spend time with the grandkids, he said, entering retirement yet again. Butler came to BISD at the request of Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams in July 2014, taking over the local education agency for then-superintendent Timothy Chargois, ousted amid allegations of corruption and fraud.

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Robin Donatta Mouton swears in

The seats of the council chamber were filled and the walls lined with supporters of new Ward 4 Councilwoman Robin Donatta Mouton as she was sworn-in at a meeting of the Beaumont City Council on June 30.

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