The News

Layne Walker, Steven Broussard, Tim Smith and Chad Kolander

When licensed process server Stephen Hartman with Klein Investigations showed up in Jefferson County’s 252nd District Court in May 2013 to serve federal court documents on Judge Layne Walker, he couldn’t have known that the routine service would prompt a series of events that would include not only his arrest, but the eventual arrest and indictment of the sheriff’s deputy who took him into custody and the judge who presided over the

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Two Earth-sized planets passing in front of their parent red dwarf star.

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have conducted the first search for atmospheres around temperate, Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system and found indications that increase the chances of habitability on two exoplanets.

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U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake

Coast Guard crews rescued about 200 people, assisted nearly 3,000 people in distress and rescued 26 pets as of Aug. 15 from flooded areas of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Aug. 16, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that a total of 20 parishes have been declared a major disaster by the federal government.

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The Rev. Dr. Ed Hennig

The Rev. Dr. Ed Hennig will be installed as the pastor of the Northwood Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in a service Aug. 28 beginning at 10:45 a.m. In the same service, he will be installed as the pastoral counselor of the Northwood Counseling Center, which is part of the church’s ministry in Beaumont. The installing minister will be the Rev. Peggy Edge, area minister of the Coastal Plains Area of the Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ).

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Veterans needing legal advice or legal assistance can visit a free legal clinic Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8:30 a.m. – noon at the Lumberton Fire & EMS at 228 Country Lane Drive. The clinic is a public service of the Jefferson County Bar Association, which is part of a coalition of bar associations that provide pro bono legal services to U.S. veterans in 17 counties in Texas.

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