Bill Leger

A toxicology report on late KFDM anchor Bill Leger indicates that he had a blood alcohol level of .26, three times the legal limit of .08 allowed by the state of Louisiana, according to Trooper Stephen Hammons, public information officer for Louisiana State Police.

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Shannon Mays

The Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged Syam Tax Services, LLC and two of its officers – Shannon Mays and Marshrief Shead – with fraudulently obtaining elderly Texans’ sensitive personal information and illegally filing falsified federal income tax returns on their behalf.

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The joke is on Southeast Texas this month as one of Beaumont Independent School District’s highest paid employees made Texas Monthly magazine’s annual list of Bum Steer Award recipients.

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S.O.C. (Save Our Children, Children in Motion), with sponsors like the Reaud Family Foundation, H.E.B. and the Wortham Foundation, helped ensure that more than a dozen children had a merry Christmas, and provided a way for 15 families to have enough nourishment to see them into the new year.

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After suffering a childhood of neglect and abuse, many children funneled through the maze of Texas’ foster care system have few options. In a down economy, children often suffer the most. Their parents are sometimes too poor or not equipped to raise a child in a manner the state sees fit.

The numbers of such children are on the rise in Jefferson and Orange counties, up from more than 200 in 2007 to 358 as of November of this year.

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