The News

By Kathleen Phillips

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

 

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Colton Shane Guillory

A young man accused of sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl is asking for a jury trial to decide his guilt or innocence.

Colton Shane Guillory, 17, of Groves was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Aug. 29 for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

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Curtis Glaze (right) and his wife

After two days of testimony, a Hardin County jury came back with a guilty verdict for the youngster accused of shooting 18-year-old Lamar University student Brian Drake. 

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Dan Rather

Journalistic icon Dan Rather came to Port Arthur this week for the Distinguished Lecture Series at Lamar State College-Port Arthur. The event at the Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center was originally scheduled for October, but was rescheduled due to Rather’s illness. The 82-year-old whose career has spanned the history of the post-war world was spry and erudite as he made his appearance on campus.

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Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced Tuesday, Dec. 3, that he has selected Margie Johnson – an attorney with more than 15 years of prosecutorial experience – to lead the new Texas Education Agency Office of Complaints, Investigations and School Accountability.

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