Texas Department of Public Safety sex-offender registration records show that 607 ex-convicts who have served prison time for sex crimes live in Beaumont Zip Codes, including 114 in the Zip Code that includes the Price center at the south edge of town.

Another 156 convicted sex-offenders are living at a private halfway house in downtown Beaumont.

Under the laws enforced by EEOC, it is illegal to discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person's race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

It is also illegal to retaliate against a person because he or she complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

The laws enforced by EEOC also prohibit an employer from using neutral employment policies and practices that have a disproportionately negative impact on applicants or employees age 40 or older, if the policies or practices at issue are not based on a reasonable factor other than age.

It is illegal for an employer to publish a job advertisement that shows a preference for or discourages someone from applying for a job because of his or her race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Prostitution is a transaction that involves both the purchase and the sale of sexual services.

The effect of Bill C-36 is to criminalize prostitution.

Bill C-36’s new offence that prohibits purchasing sexual services makes the prostitution transaction illegal.

This means that purchasing sexual services is illegal and businesses that profit from the prostitution transaction are also illegal. Purchasing sexual services and communicating in any place for that purpose is now a criminal offence for the first time in Canadian criminal law.

Officials previously planned to lease the facility to a charter school, but the Texas Education Agency rejected the charter's application.