In the not too distant past, we communicated with each other with the spoken and written word, telephone, telegraph, and by mail complete with a postage stamp. Fast forward a few decades, and now, in terms of personal communication, we use satellite dependent cellular phones, e-mail, texting, video conferencing, social networking, and other forms of digital media. While generally very efficient in terms of time and energy, these new digital communications technologies have also made us somewhat lazy.


Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas will hold a clay shoot on May 2 at the 1-In-100 Gun Club. 

Event organizers Effie Butts and Glenda Griffin say the event is open to the public for both experienced and novice shooters. Four-person teams will compete.

Breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks are included in the price of admission, which is $125 per individual shooter or $400 for a team of four. All proceeds benefit the children’s fund at Samaritan Counseling Center.


‘The Age of Adaline’

Starring: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman

Directed by: Leo Toland Krieger

Rated: PG-13


OPD Chief Lane Martin, Officer Michael Roush, Johnny Morris and Roderick Collins

“You ain’t taking me to jail, homeboy. I promise you that." This statement was made to an Orange Police Department patrol officer as he was arresting an “uncooperative” subject for a noise ordinance violation April 26 during.

Courthouse Steps logo

The Drug Impact Court in Jefferson County is in a redbrick annex across the street from the venerable old courthouse in downtown Beaumont.