James Joseph Shannon Jr., an Examiner staff member for nearly a decade and the original editor of the Beaumont Business Journal, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, after suffering a heart attack. He was 63 years old.
Effective Monday, December 14, 2015, the intersection of East Lavaca Street with M.L. King Jr. Parkway (Spur 380) Northbound Service Road will be closed to all traffic beginning at 7 a.m. This closure will remain until Friday, January 15, 2016.
With new gun laws taking effect at the beginning of the year – just days away – businesses and governmental entities are preparing for how it will affect their operations. Multiple provisions activate Jan.
Judge Dennis Powell of the 163rd District Court in Orange County says he has a strategy that has reduced the backlog of cases on his docket to basically nothing. His approach took some time to take effect, but now that the backlog has disappeared, all he has to do is maintain the system.
While we harbor no disrespect for the Wall Street Journal who called us “that scrappy little paper from Southeast Texas,” we prefer to think of ourselves as simple seekers of the truth. We’re of the opinion that headlines and sound bites never tell the whole story. Our readers demand all the facts, facets and flavors of every story or event. And, they expect to be informed, educated and stirred to action.