The News

Tens of thousands of dollars worth of desks, chairs, tables, filing cabinets, audio-visual rolling carts, gym lockers and other items have been removed from several campuses throughout the district over the past month and somehow ended up at local scrap yards, an investigation by The Examiner has revealed.In early June, the newspaper was alerted that several churches and individuals were observed backing up pickup trucks, cars and moving vans to Dunbar Elementary School off of Irving Street and taking away furniture and other items that were purchased with taxpayer money.

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After a Father’s Day that Craig and Linda Sexton will never forget for all the wrong reasons, the Sexton family is frustrated and wants to know what happened in the death of their 26-year-old daughter, Melodie Fay Sexton, who was found dead on June 19 in Lake Ivanhoe from an apparent drowning.

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Outgoing Port Arthur City Councilman Martin Flood is ending his tenure with a thud after he bonded out of the Jefferson County Jail this afternoon after he turned himself in to authorities. A warrant was issued for Flood's arrest today for criminal mischief, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and or a up to a $4000 fine.

According to Port Arthur Police, Flood damaged a car in the Central Mall parking lot to the tune of $1000 that led to the charges being filed.

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As the sweltering Texas sun soared temperatures well into the 90s during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 25, a unique group of teens forewent sleeping late in exchange for their dress best and parade rest. All considered the top of their class in individual high school Naval Jr.

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After months of campaigning, the Port Arthur City Council is finally set with Harold Doucet and Derrick Freeman claiming the final two seats in District 4 and Position 7 respectively.

Doucet easily outpaced his opponent, Warren Field, 481-291, while the Position 7 race, easily the most contentious of any council race this campaign season, Freeman knocked off the venerable Willie "Bae" Lewis 1061-1006.

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