Central High School

Patricia Adams Collins Lambert, the former Beaumont Independent School District Assistant Superintendent and Central High School principal who admitted to embezzling $500,000 from the school district and conspiring with others to cheat on state-mandated standardized tests, had one last shot to show a federal judge why she shouldn’t be sentenced to the maximum penalty allowed under a plea deal she arranged with prosecutors in December 2015.

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Photo courtesy of BISD

Beaumont ISD named its 2016-2017 Teachers of the Year at the Celebration of Excellence Gala held May 13. Dishman Elementary School Teacher Wanda Brooks was named the 2016-2017 BISD Elementary Division Teacher of the Year, and Vincent Middle School Teacher Melissa Chapman was named the 2016-2017 BISD Secondary Division Teacher of the Year.

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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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It’s come down to this. Recorded phone calls, video admissions, incriminating e-mails, forged checks, and insight from confidants turned informants …

Former Beaumont Independent School District assistant superintendent and Central High School principal Patricia Adams Collins Lambert is facing damning evidence in court this week that showcases the six-plus years she used funds meant to support the student body she oversaw as her own personal slush fund. 

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First day of school at Jones–Clark Elementary

A letter sent home this week to parents of students attending dozens of campuses across Southeast Texas informed them that not only was their child’s school not up to par, but Texas law allows for a transfer to a campus or district that hasn’t exhibited such educational inadequacies. Anyone looking to cash in on that option for the sake of their child’s education would find, however, that there simply is nowhere to go. At least, not for free.

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Patricia Lambert

It is said the wheels of justice turn slowly.

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Members of the community are calling for Attorney General Greg Abbott to investigate a Beaumont Independent School District high school band performance, citing political bias and lewd sexual acts in the production of the school group’s half-time show.

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