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3 hrs ago | The Beaumont Enterprise

Asked: What happened to the downtown parks?

Kassidy Lewis, 1, glides across a horizontal slide at the new playground next to the downtown Event Centre in Beaumont on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Beaumont, TX, Family, Kids

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Beaumont Enterprise

Hey there, Street Peeps

Andrea Melancon, 41 Where: Rao's on Calder For fun: Shop in Houston. I like breakfast at Rao's and eating at Elena's.

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Related Topix: Houston, TX, Watches, Beaumont, TX, Austin, TX, Fitness, Yoga

Tue Apr 15, 2014

KBMT

Guessing game begins about who'll serve on BISD board of managers

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams must first wait on whether the Beaumont Independent School District will appeal his decision to take over the school district, before he can appoint a board of managers.

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Symphony of SETX executive director resigns

A spokesperson for The Symphony of Southeast Texas Tuesday announced that Executive Director Craig Escamilla will resign his position effective May 31 to accept a position at Lamar University.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Beaumont Enterprise

Simmons: Cannot commit to working with BISD

Although his name has come up several times as a potential candidate to help guide Beaumont ISD should TEA take over, former Lamar University President James Simmons said his busy schedule doesn't include fixing the school district.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Fri Apr 04, 2014

The Beaumont Enterprise

FBI raids home of BISD purchasing agent, former booster club president

The feds are now at the home of former West Brook Booster Club president William "Bo" Kelley Jr., who allegedly confessed to stealing and then repaying about $32,000 from the club.

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Related Topix: Beaumont, TX, Electrical Engineering, Science

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Education Commissioner Visits Beaumont

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams, who was in town yesterday meeting with Superintendent Timothy Chargois and board members, says he needs a little more time before making a decision on the future of the district.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

KBMT

Beaumont parents struggle to deal with district's 'black eye'

If the Texas Education Agency decides to lower the accreditation of the Beaumont Independent School District, students applying to public universities in Texas could miss out on the Top 10% Rule.

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Related Topix: Beaumont, TX, Education Etc., Texas A&M University, Standardized Testing, Education

The Beaumont Enterprise

Under 40: John Morrell, BBVA Compass Bank

The 32-year-old Beaumont resident grew up in Port Neches and earned his bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and his master's in business administration from Lamar University.Commercial banking demands a broad understanding of financial issues, but it also demands the ability to work seamlessly with others from all walks ... (more)

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Related Topix: Beaumont, TX, Port Neches, TX, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

The Beaumont Enterprise

NRF starts today with Kinga s Arrival

This year celebrates the 66th Annual Neches River Festival. Festivities begin with the King's Arrival and Media Party on April 1st, and end with parties on April 13th.

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The Beaumont Enterprise

Under 40: Rebekah Maxwell, Better Business Bureau

A graduate of Lamar University, Maxwell, 25, completed her master's degree in international marketing at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, before returning home to serve her community.Maxwell is currently employed as the education foundation and communications facilitator for the Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas, a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom

The Beaumont Enterprise

Under 40: Cody Dishon, Provost Umphrey Law Firm

For Cody Dishon, that holds true in both his work as an attorney and as a co-owner of a real estate company.Dishon grew up Bridge City and keeps close to his roots through a real estate business venture with his dad, John Dishon.The attorney, who turned 26 in February, earned his business degree from Lamar University and his law degree from South ... (more)

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Related Topix: South Texas College of Law, Texas College

Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Beaumont Enterprise

Under 40: CharLee Hanna-Rule, iRule Dance Studio

Growing a business and a family while staying physically active sounds exhausting, but for CharLee Hanna-Rule, it's invigorating.The dance school owner and mother of three - including a set of twins - said that in 15 years she has not missed a day of running at least a mile.The former NFL cheerleader, 37, graduated from Lamar University and ... (more)

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The Beaumont Enterprise

Under 40: Angela Fanette, City of Nederland

From reopening and maintaining the city pool to creating a variety of community events, Angela Fanette runs the Nederland Parks and Recreation Department with passion.Fanette, 34, who received her bachelor's degree in public health education from Lamar University in 2002, is currently pursing her master's in education.Fanette is also involved with ... (more)

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

The Beaumont Enterprise

Under 40: Joel Foxworth, Third Coast Bank

Foxworth, 35, received his bachelor's degree in finance and his MBA from Lamar University, and is now Third Coast Bank's Beaumont market president.In addition to serving his clients, Foxworth is actively involved in multiple civic and charitable organizations, including his church, Christian Fellowship Worship Center; the Coastal Conservation ... (more)

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The Beaumont Enterprise

Under 40: Christi Grudier, Lamar University

Christi Grudier , 26, enjoyed her time as a Lamar University undergraduate so much that she's back as a residence director.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

The Beaumont Enterprise

Speaker opposing death penalty visits Lamar University

With 24 death sentences imposed, Jefferson County was eighth on a list of U.S. counties with the most death penalty convictions since 1976 and as such was one of 2 percent of counties responsible for 52 percent of executions nationwide.Some of the bar association's recommendations include changing the way juries are instructed in the cases, a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Jefferson County, TX, Prison, Beaumont, TX

The Beaumont Enterprise

Speaker opposing death penalty visits Lamar University

A Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty sign sits against a pillar at the Newman Catholic Student Center on Wednesday.

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