Speech given at School Board Meeting,
***  YOU LIED!!!  ***


A thousand kudos to Miriam for standing up and saying
to board members face to face what needed to be said!
The link will take you to her speech she deliveblack on
June 18, 2009.



  • January 2, 2009, "Contractor sues BISD, alleges being unfairly passed over"
    (Beaumont Enterprise)


  • March 10, 2009, "Parents air griefs at Bingman-Blanchette townhall meeting"
    (Beaumont Enterprise)


  • April 22, 2009, "BISD's Thomas accused of improperly campaigning for Trustee candidate"
    (Beaumont Enterprise)


  • May 5, 2009 "Parents and others are concerned about Beaumont ISD changing up taxpayer-passed school bond measures"
    (Beaumont Enterprise)


  • May 6, 2009 Front Page, advertising questions asked on http://beaumontenterprise.com
    "Who's running the show here?" and "Should a school district change a voter-approved bond package?"
    (Beaumont Enterprise)


  • May 6, 2009 Opinions "BISD must rebuild trust on bond issue"
    (Beaumont Enterprise)


  • May 8, 2009 "BISD changes elementary school plan"
    (Beaumont Enterprise)


  • May 22, 2009 "Taxpayers Address BISD"
    (Beaumont Enterprise)


  • May 31, 2009 "School board can't follow directions"
    (letter to the editor from Steve Crawford Beaumont Enterprise)


  • August 24, 2009 "Bus Ride"
    Southeast Texas Political Review

  • August 31, 2009 "New Sally Curtis Elementary
    May Have Delayed Construction, Opening Date (with comments)

    KBMT-12

  • August 31, 2009 "BISD to address Curtis Elementary construction (with comments)
    Beaumont Enterprise

  • September 2, 2009 "Parents question Sallie Curtis options"
    Beaumont Enterprise

  • September 2, 2009 "BISD Board Member Worried About Bond Delays (with VIDEO)"
    KBMT-12

  • September 16, 2009 "Daybreaker: BLOGGIN' THE BISD (many comments about South Park)
    The Bayou

  • September 17, 2009, Sallie Curtis debate continues tonight
    Beaumont Enterprise

  • September 18, 2009, Sallie Curtis plan is chosen
    Beaumont Enterprise

  • September 18-24, 2009, Sallie Curtis parents want their voices heard
    The Examiner

  • September 20, 2009, Sallie Curtis decision was handled poorly
    Beaumont Enterprise

  • September 20, 2009, BISD must learn value of time, money, trust
    Opinion by Christopher Clausen - Beaumont Enterprise

  • September 22, 2009, Juggling the facts: "Doc Thomas needs more than magic
    The Bayou

  • September 24, 2009, Design phase delays BISD school construction (with comments)
    BeaumontEnterprise.com

  • September 25, 2009, BISD should build schools before stadium
    Beaumont Enterprise

  • October 9 thru 15, 2009: Movement underway to change BISD Board, Major Change Sought for BISD Board
    The Examiner

  • October 16, 2009, YOU LIE! And other great moments in BISD board history, (with comments)
    The Bayou

  • October 16 thru 19, 2009, Over Budget, BISD sports complex nearly 50 percent more than proposed
    The Examiner

  • October 17, 2009, BISD approves scoreboard cost
    Beaumont Enterprise (clipping)

  • October 18, 2009, Cost of BISD athletic complex balloons by $14 million
    Beaumont Enterprise (clipping)

  • October 18, 2009, BISD needs to show more numbers on bond sooner
    Enterprise Column by Christopher Clausen

  • October 18, 2009 Coughlan Cartoon
    (Beaumont Enterprise)

  • October 19, 2009, Cost overruns add concern to BISD bond issue
    Enterprise Opinion

  • October 21, 2009, BISD faces real challenges, not media conspiracy
    Beaumont Enterprise Opinions

  • October 21, 2009, Daybreaker: BISD's Thomas latest is merely "adequate" (with comments)
    The Bayou
    Editorial on Dr. Thomas' "Nuggets of Wisdom" article "Stand Up" in BISD's weekly paper. Dr. Thomas, quote, "If you want the facts about BISD, ask BISD, not the media. Don't believe the media hype."

  • October 25, 2009 Nightmare on Highland Avenue (cartoon)
    Beaumont Enterprise

  • October 25, 2009 Opinion: "BISD should show the work behind its budget math"
    Beaumont Enterprise

  • October 25, 2009 "B.I.S.D. Superintendent Says Media on Athletic Complex Budget Are 'All Lies'"
         see video here
    KBMT-12 News report

  • SundayBreaker: "BISD's Thomas speaks, we re-post"
    The Bayou

  • October 29, 2009 "BISD's Thomas tells y'all who's boss" (with comments)
    The Bayou

  • October 30 thru November 5, 2009 "Voters Misled - BISD misled public on sports complex cost"
    The Examiner

  • October 31, 2009 "Electric company owner wants FBI inquiry into BISD bid" (with comments)
    Beaumont Enterprise online

  • October 31, 2009 "Electric company seeks FBI meeting about BISD bond concerns"
    Beaumont Enterprise

  • November 3-4, 2009 "BISD newsletter could violate ethics and/or election law" (with comments)
    Beaumont Enterprise online

  • November 4, 2009 "BISD superintendent failed neutrality test" (with comments)
    Beaumont Enterprise online

  • November 6 thru 30, 2009 "Voters Misled - Fraud committed by BISD contractor"
    The Examiner

  • November 11, 2009 "BISD contractor surrenders license; he hires retired BISD employee with license to work" (with comments)
    Beaumont Enterprise online

  • November 12, 2009 "Does the latest BISD mess brings us some answers?" (with comments)
    The Bayou

  • November 13, 2009 "BISD trustee lashes out at board after flip-flop vote"
    Beaumont Enterprise online

  • November 13, 2009 "The Bayou Question of the Day: BISD Board member asks, 'what are we doing here?'" (with comments)
    The Bayou

  • November 13 thru 19, 2009 "Conflicting interests - BISD executive also director with bond contractor"
    The Examiner

  • November 13 thru 19, 2009 "Fraud committed by BISD contractor"
    The Examiner

  • November 13 thru 19, 2009 Commentary: "Enough is enough"
    The Examiner

  • November 14, 2009 UPDATED (from 11/13/09): "Trustee accuses Thomas of strong-arm tactics" (with comments)
    Beaumont Enterprise online

  • November 14, 2009 Opinion: "BISD board showed it is the problem, not the superintendent"
    Beaumont Enterprise online

  • November 15, 2009 Opinion: BISD's board must explain Thursday night actions
    Beaumont Enterprise online

  • November 16, 2009 "BISD administrator harnesses the power of email" (with comments)
       click here to read e-mail from Jessie Haynes
       click here to read apology from Jessie Haynes
    The Bayou