Great American Cookie Company franchiser Jeremy Roy

Education is a privilege, not a right, in many countries. And shoes are a luxury.

In countries such as Uganda, both privilege and luxury are rarities. Despite pumping millions of dollars into education every year for government-funded primary education (seven years), many families in the the African country still cannot afford to send their children to school.

The 30th annual Los Cazadores deer contest is getting plenty of entries, with so

Deer hunting across much of Texas is better than expected with some pretty decent bucks being tagged, and the does that I’ve seen while deer hunting in East Texas and the Hill Country are in great shape. Also, we’re beginning to see more ducks settling into the Southeast Texas marsh and along the middle Texas coast.

For 2015, the Durango is available in four trim levels: SXT, Limited, R/T and Ci

With a starting MSRP of $30,495, standard seven-passenger seating and available second-row captain chairs, the 2015 Durango competes in the full-size SUV segment.

High Five 11-19-15

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting dangerous drug dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will periodically feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes here in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

Jaylon Trahan (inset) assaulted two educators at Port Arthur Memorial in 2012.

Fridays in the Criminal District Court in Jefferson County is a busy time, even for a courtroom that is always buzzing. The trial docket is crowded with the cases of criminal defendants back for their second or third bite of the judicial apple after they have violated the terms of the probation they had been granted in lieu of prison following their guilty pleas to various felony crimes.