Defense attorneys gather to commemorate July 4 holiday

 “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness – that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

— Declaration of Independence

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Judge Cory Crenshaw and Michael Rethmeyer (inset)

Month after month, filing after filing, Friendswood resident Michael Rethmeyer has been fighting misdemeanor DWI and possession of marijuana charges in the Jefferson County Courthouse.

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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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When Jon and Phoebe Bassana found rolls and rolls of blueprints tucked away in a built-in storage cabinet of their new home, they had no idea that the Beaumont residence had ties to a renowned University of Texas professor of architecture. 

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Attack at Fort McHenry

Exactly half a century before the motto “In God We Trust” first appeared on circulating U.S.

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