Beaumont

The isters line up in front of the Beaumont Amtrak station ready for their train

Five sisters took a train ride from Beaumont to New Orleans on the Sunset Limited, but the trip was more than destination points – it was a journey through time as the siblings relived their youth while images of old homes and haunts materialized outside the window as they rolled along.

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The city of Beaumont is accepting Requests for Proposal (RFP) for a developer to construct a riverfront hotel on the site of what is currently the Civic Center downtown parking lot at 701 Main St.

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Vonda Washington

Dr. Vonda Washington has been selected as the new assistant superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction for the Beaumont Independent School District. She is currently the director of Secondary Programs at Dickinson ISD.

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Pierre Moise Patin

A Lake Charles man attempting to escape his vehicle after an auto accident fell off of the Neches River/Purple Heart Bridge to his death on Dec. 5, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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Aaron Gibson mugshot from Sept. 2015 assault arrest

A Beaumont officer’s ballistic vest was all that came between him and a bullet during a shootout with a local man Nov. 29, reports the Beaumont Police Department. Although the officer escaped with non-life threatening injuries, when the smoke cleared and police entered the home, they discovered the suspect deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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According to the October 2015 Beaumont housing market report, Beaumont home sales soared 20 percent in October of this year, while home prices remained unchanged.

"The local market continues to remain strong with 4.7 months of inventory and brisk sales," said Vivian Todd, President of the Beaumont Board of Realtors. "Consumers are looking with confidence to Realtors for relevant, expert data and advice in buying and selling property."

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James Richard Newton

Police have arrested a suspect in the Nov. 10 attempted robbery of Third Coast Bank on Dowlen Road in Beaumont. Beaumont resident James Richard Newton, 46, was taken into custody Nov. 12 at the Best Western Casino in Vinton, Louisiana after deputies located his vehicle in the parking lot of the casino.

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City offices, including Water Customer Service and all library branches, will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in observance of Veteran’s Day. 

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Two longtime Beaumont Independent School District administrators are leaving the district effective immediately – Dr. Shirley Bonton, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, and Dr. Dwaine Augustine, assistant superintendent for secondary education.

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BISD Chief Operations Officer Robert Calvert

After years of cell phone bills that topped more than $100,000 each year, the Beaumont Independent School District is cutting the perk from its employee offerings, and reclaiming more than 200 district-provided cell phones from its staff.

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