The News

More than 100 new Seahawks attended Lamar State College - Port Arthur's three-hour orientation on Thursday, Aug. 7, reports Dave Rogers of LSC-PA.

New students and their family members arrived in drives for the informational session and to tour the campus. In this photo, the students and families cross Lakeshore Drive from the Performing Arts Center to the Parker Center as part of the tour during the student orientation held in advance of the start of Fall 2014 semester beginning Aug. 25.

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For area residents interested in some economical entertainment or who want to make some new business connections - or both -  "Jazz at the Lake" could be just the ticket.

Jazz at the Lake is a new concert series offered several times per year at the Event Centre located at 700 Crockett St. in Beaumont.

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A 28-year-old Jasper man has been indicted for federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales, Aug. 8.

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Zoey Randall, the little “Heart Warrior” featured in The Examiner in May, is still undergoing treatment and testing for her rare heart condition and other medical issues, and her family is still raising funds to assist with high medical expenses. Sept. 8, Bayou Din Golf Club is hosting an invitational golf scramble to raise funds to help pay those expenses.

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photo by Brandi Haskett

When walking along what will be the new hike and bike trail in Kountze, one can’t help but be mesmerized by colorful flowers and aromatic pines, along with the smell of sweet honeysuckle. The new hike and bike trail will be the perfect outdoor place for the residents of Kountze as well as cyclists from across the area. Eager locals will be excited to know that the completion of the new trail, which runs parallel with North Highway 69, is nearing completion.

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