Jim Sanderson (left) and the cover of his new book, Hill Country Property

Award-winning author and Lamar University professor Jim Sanderson has released his eighth novel, Hill Country Property, the prequel to his riveting murder mystery Nothing to Lose, which follows the Beaumont adventures of a failed lawyer turned PI, Roger Jackson, who finds himself entangled in a murder investigation when police discov

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Ashley Bowden mugshot

An Examiner investigation has revealed that the Beaumont Independent School District has been paying administrative leave to a counseling clerk since April, although district officials have not answered queries as to why an at-will employee has been afforded concessions typically reserved for contract employees.

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Port Arthur Little Theatre Players will present a Murder Mystery Dinner at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 6-10 p.m. All funds raised will allow CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to continue its mission of advocating for children in the court systems; trained volunteers advocate for abused, neglected, or abandoned children by being their “voice” in court. CASA seeks safe, permanent placement for these children.

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Staci Robinson is furious. She is angry because, according to her, if the Newton County District Attorney’s Office has its way, the murder charges pending against the man she believes to be responsible for her sister’s death could soon be dropped.

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For the 10th year in a row, Big Thicket National Preserve participated in the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) program. Blanca Jones, a first-grade teacher at Sam Houston Elementary School in Port Arthur, worked as TRT from late May into early August 2015.

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