Supporters applaud Judge Donald J. Floyd (center) of the 172nd District Court.

Donald J. Floyd, judge of the 172nd District Court of Jefferson County, kicked off his campaign for re-election Monday, Nov. 18, in front of the old courthouse at 1001 Pearl St. in downtown Beaumont.

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One in six Americans does not know where their next meal will come from and 48.8 million are food insecure.  In southeast Texas alone, more than 900,000 people do not have consistent access to enough nutritious food.

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Patricia Lambert

After The Examiner first detailed the inconsistencies between BISD assistant super­intendent of secondary educa­tion Patricia Adams Collins Lambert’s actual educational pedigree and what is touted as her “Harvard-trained, highly-functional, extremely-gifted educator” background, the Beaumont Independent School District released the publicly available contents of

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Sharika Allison

Sharika Allison became an employee with the Beaumont school district in 2008 on the exact same day as her boss, Devin McCraney, and currently holds the title of BISD comptroller.

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The Examiner first reported on BISD Director of Finance Devin McCraney in July of this year, when it was revealed that the BISD money man had made hundreds of thousands of dol­lars worth of improvements to his home, paying cash to an unknown contractor for the work performed while, at the same time, skirting city of

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