Dr. Mark Kubala is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Texas. He did

Every writer’s goal is to cause the reader to think about the work long after he has turned the last page. “The Execution of Jesus the Christ,” published by WestBow Press, a Division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, is one of the most thought-provoking books I have ever read. It was also one of the most unusual and difficult books I have ever read. What I mean by difficult is that I could well understand the language and the content, but reading about the death of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross in such vivid detail was overwhelming to me at times. I confided to Dr.

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Assistant District Attorney Robert Scott says justice has been served on the primary perpetrators of a storage unit theft ring that resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses by property owners stowing their goods in a Beaumont facility.

The purported ringleader of the conspiracy, Cory Dreymala, received a five-year sentence after pleading guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity, while one of his cohorts got probation and another accused party’s case was dismissed.

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As part of the philanthropic program Conn’s Cares, Conn’s HomePlus brought a group of “hometown heroes” to Fletcher Elementary School in Beaumont on April 4 to talk to approximately 350 students from grades 1 through 4 about what it means to be a good citizen and a hero.

The hometown heroes included police officers from the Beaumont Police Department, firefighters with Beaumont Fire-Rescue and U.S. Army sergeants stationed in Beaumont, all of whom told the children to always strive to do what is right and to do what they can to help others every day.

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In 1981, the Texas Legislature designated Mauriceville as the “Crawfish Capital of Texas,” and 37 years later, the Mauriceville Crawfish Festival has become the “go-to” festival for all things crawfish.

One of the oldest running festivals in the state, the 37th annual festival will begin Friday, April 21, and go through Sunday, April 23. Sitting on 15 acres, the festival also celebrates music, art and culture, highlighting the unique heritage of Mauriceville and the surrounding areas.

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Consider this a little in-between-seasons truffle before the summer movies hit theaters. Spring is always a mixed bag of movies that range from pretty good to awful and run the gamut of genres: horror, humor and animation. Some recent ones have been surprisingly good like “Life,” the sci-fi horror movie, and “Boss Baby,” the DreamWorks animated feature with Alec Baldwin.

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