Paul Jones

Bob Wortham, J.D. Roberts, Norris Roberts, Terrence Holmes & Get Williams-Wright

While some offices, businesses and schools throughout the community closed their doors in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16, many Southeast Texans still started the day early, attending events aimed at honoring the legacy of the late civil rights leader.

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Although the municipal elections in Beaumont included mayoral and city council candidates the most watched issue on the ballot Saturday, May 14 had to do with the Beaumont Independent School District and a movement to change the representative system from seven single-member districts to five single-member districts with two at-large positions - a plan similar to what is in place with the Beaumont City Council.

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