The News

By Don J. Dodd, Publisher, The Examiner

One certainly would not want their life’s deeds or career judged entirely on what was found on the Internet. Yet, it is hard to imagine how an ex-assistant district attorney for Jefferson County could spend 24 years on the public payroll and have only one story online that mentions his name.

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Beaumont seems to be looking for a quick fix for what could be a serious problem. City of Beaumont Public Works Director Dr.

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If “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” as human rights activist Nelson Mandela fervently proclaimed, then students of Beaumont are well on their way to being empowered beyond expectation thanks to the dedication and service of classroom teachers who give of themselves above and beyond what is required to earn a mere paycheck.

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In August 2012, The Examiner blew the lid off the Syam tax scam, exposing the corrupt company and its staff of swindlers exploiting hundreds of elderly and disabled taxpayers in order to line their own pocketbooks. After intense scrutiny, investigators’ efforts have finally borne fruit.

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The Texas Renaissance Festival opens its gates once again this Saturday, Oct. 11, celebrating 40 years of hearty food, first-class entertainment and old-world charm. The festival has evolved over the past half-century, adding new shops, new shows and most recently constructing a Greco-Roman-style temple for King Midas’ Masquerade Ball celebrations featuring Cirque-du-Soleil-style entertainment, dancers, musicians and aerialists.

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