May 18, I had a new experience: I flew across the country to attend a conference and, after the first session and brief discussions with several leaders, flew back to Beaumont on the same day. I did not leave angry but realized that if I stayed, I would be disruptive. I was there at the invitation of someone I greatly respect and did not want to embarrass or disappoint that person, so my only option was to leave.

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Maxine Comeaux of Fannett and Marcus Deshotel (inset)

Two years probation, 30 days in jail, a $2,000 fine and 200 hours of community service were handed down as punishment in a DWI misdemeanor case that resulted in the death of 19-year-old Jefferson County teen Maxine Comeaux on

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High Five 06-23-2016

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.

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Alice in Chains

Houston is home to a brand new festival that features more than 35 rock bands, Whiskey Row and plenty of food. Welcome to the first annual Houston Open Air Festival scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, and Sunday, Sept. 25, held outdoors at NRG Park.

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The High Street Gallery will host an exhibition of photography by Randy Edwards from 7-11 p.m. on Friday, June 24. The gallery is in Victoria House, 2110 Victoria St. in Beaumont.

Edwards describes himself as a Southeast Texas artist with a self-taught hobby in photography. He became interested in darkroom work, falling in love with black and white film photography in high school before attending Lamar University.

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