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As Temple Emanuel’s new orchard for the homeless opened with a dedication ceremony in May, guests and their children walked through looking at the blueberries, blackberries, grapes, and several citrus and nut trees planted in what used to be a vacant lot across from the Temple.

Temple president Allison Nathan Getz recognized the work of the social justice committee members who she said have “made this happen.”


Beaumont’s Pride festival started in 2014, but the non-profit folded last year due to financial difficulties, as previously reported by the Examiner on March 9.


Update: By June 10, donations to Crime Stoppers increased the reward for information leading to arrest in the capital murder of Kera Teel to $14,500.


The reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects responsible for the capital murder of Kera Teel, a 19-year-old pregnant mother who was shot to death June 6, has been increased to $10,000 after local businesses and concerned citizens donated monies to increase the amount in order to encourage members of the public to come forward if they know anything. 

Amber Woods, Spindletop Center director of Crisis Services, shares anxiety disor

Spindletop Center provided Mental Health First Aid training for Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Beaumont Police Department and Lumberton Police Department officers Wednesday, May 24, at the BPD training room.

Approximately 24 police officers participated in the training, part of an ongoing effort to bridge the gap between mental health providers and law enforcement and concentrate the expertise of both to best treat individuals with mental health problems.