editorial

The pages of The Examiner this week are full of stories that describe sordid acts of violence, horrendous crimes involving drugs, greed and a willful indifference to human suffering. These incidents constitute a basic assortment of the worst sort of depravity visited upon us by wretched creatures who have forfeited the right to be among decent people.

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When a natural disaster strikes a community, it does not discriminate – wreaking havoc on the rich and poor, just and unjust, people of every race, religion and social status. Southeast Texas was ravaged by two killer hurricanes in the past decade – Rita in 2005 and Ike in 2008.

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On Wednesday, April 17, Dr. Timothy Chargois, superintendent of Beaumont ISD, called a press conference at his office to ask the local media to help the district promote “civility and humility” among factions of the community.

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