SH 105 in West Hardin County has been closed in both directions in front of West Hardin High School after an 18-wheeler overturned and spilled drilling mud on the roadway. Clean up crews are in route and officials estimate the highway will remain closed at least 3 hours.
The season of Thanksgiving and good will is fast approaching and volunteers from Entergy Texas, Inc. are gearing up to ensure families served by the Southeast Texas Food Bank will have what they need to celebrate and enjoy the holidays.
Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced today that Jefferson County resident Richard Hernandez, 53, has been found guilty by a Jefferson County jury of two counts of failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. The trial was held in the Criminal District Court, Judge John Stevens, Jr., presiding over the course of two days.
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.
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.
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.
While we harbor no disrespect for the Wall Street Journal who called us “that scrappy little paper from Southeast Texas,” we prefer to think of ourselves as simple seekers of the truth. We’re of the opinion that headlines and sound bites never tell the whole story. Our readers demand all the facts, facets and flavors of every story or event. And, they expect to be informed, educated and stirred to action.