photo by Kevin King

With summer winding down and fall just around the corner, families looking for something fun to do while staying out of the muggy Southeast Texas heat need look no further than the Texas Energy Museum.

The museum, at 600 Main St. in Beaumont, is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Museum admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 and $3 for senior adults.

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Gloston

Some stories seem so ridiculous or comical that it may be difficult to believe them. But believe it or not, this story is true, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Voegele

Orange police have arrested a 28-year-old Orange resident who they say admitted to having sex with a juvenile runaway who was staying at his home but said he did not know she was underage. While police concede that may be true, his Facebook page tells a story of its own, revealing a man on the prowl for sexual satisfaction.

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Cash and Wells Fargo logo

U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced Wednesday, July 30, that 23-year-old Christopher M. Carmon Thomas of Houston pleaded guilty to a Beaumont bank robbery on July 29, 2014 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn.

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Post from Calvin Walker's Facebook page before his arrest

Calvin Walker foretold his Tuesday, July 29, arrest pertaining to state charges of defrauding the Beaumont Independent School District on his Facebook page Sunday, July 26. In his social media site writings, Walker also laments The Examiner looking at invoices he submitted to the local school district for payment of taxpayer dollars in the hundreds of thousands.

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