The News

Kristin Stanley, Niket Parikh, Fred Tally-Foos, Arin Madera, and Jose Talavera

For the next three months, three teams of bike riders from the University of Texas are taking their mission on the road, cycling from Austin to Alaska in hopes of raising awareness (and funds) for cancer research and treatment.

Along the way, 22 of the riders made a pit stop in Beaumont to get some much needed R&R, as well as food and water, at the home of Beaumont attorney and philanthropist Hubert Oxford III. Oxford’s daughter, Gabe, is also riding for the cause, taking an alternate route to the northern destination more than 4,000 miles away.

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Most students look forward to their summer holiday away from school and homework, but summer break can be a difficult time for parents who depend on the school meal programs that provide their children with healthy breakfasts and lunches.

Government data collected by the Feeding America network of food banks indicates that in 2014, 46.7 million people were in poverty, including 15.5 million children under the age of 18; and 48.1 million Americans lived in food-insecure households, including more than 15 million children.

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The Examiner Publisher Don Dodd, Supervising Editor Jennifer Johnson, City Edito

The Examiner received multiple honors at the 25th annual Press Club of Southeast Texas Excellence in Media Awards, held Friday, June 10, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel and Conference Center in Beaumont.

In addition to winning first place in Overall Excellence and best Website News, Examiner staff won individual honors across several categories.

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Calvin Walker (left) and Dick DeGuerin

Former Beaumont Independent School District contract electrician Calvin Walker has spent the last two years trying to convince a myriad of courts that he shouldn’t face a jury of his peers in state court on allegations that he defrauded the school district and the city of Port Arthur out of millions of dollars. 

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Judge Larry Thorne, Democratic Party Chairman Cade Bernsen and  Judge Kent Walst

Jefferson County Judge Larry Thorne’s 317th Civil District Court was filled to capacity Friday, June 10, as the Democratic Party welcomed new chairman Cade Bernsen with the oath of office. A time of celebration and congratulations, the event was not without an underscored purpose – to bring together a party that recently completed primary races that, by their very nature, can divide a unified force.

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